France braces for ninth weekend of gilets jaunes protests

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President Macron prepares for three-month public debate as 80,000 police mobilise across country for more weekend demonstrations.

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More than 80,000 police officers are mobilising across France for the ninth weekend of gilets jaunes anti-government protests as Emmanuel Macron prepares to launch a three-month public debate process that he had hoped would channel protesters’ anger away from the streets, reports The Guardian.