'Yellow vests': government violence is stoking violence in the country

By

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

It was just over a week ago and already it seems like an eternity. On the evening of December 31st, President Emmanuel Macron, speaking from the Élysée, appeared to understand the anger which had erupted in 2018. An anger, he said in his traditional New Year's Eve presidential message to the nation, which “came from afar”, an anger which “whatever its abuses and its excesses” expressed the desire to “build a better future”.