The anger behind France's 'yellow vest' revolt


The so-called 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vest) movement, now shaking French President Emmanuel Macron's government, cuts across age, job and region and includes members of the working and middle classes, the worst-affected by the rising cost of living in the country.

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"We are fed up of hearing promises from politicians. The French don't believe in them any more." Freddie Bouvier, a truck driver from Beauvais in northern France, is one of thousands of "yellow vest" protesters rallying against President Emmanuel Macron and his government, reports BBC News.