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French high school students protest against Macron's reforms

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French students have blocked traffic and confronted police as the 'yellow vest' protest sweeping France grows larger.

French high-school students have taken part in the 'yellow vest' protests challenging Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

The protests began as a movement against rising fuel taxes but expanded to a broad rebellion against the 40-year-old President Emmanuel Macron.

Students were filmed near Lyon blocking traffic and wearing high-vis yellow jackets, which have become a symbol of the protest.

The French government has since abandoned the fuel tax hike and is offering to reassess other taxes in 2019.

 

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