Keyword: protestors

Video of French policeman 'throwing rock' at protesters prompts probe

Criminal investigation is launched after footage shows a police riot officer from behind as he hurls the rock, but it does not show where it landed.

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.

Sit-in protestors ready for showdown at new French airport site

After Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged this week to begin evacuation of the site of France's contested "Great West" airport near Nantes in north-west France, militant ecologists, anti-capitalism activists, and local inhabitants occupying the earmarked land are preparing for a showdown with anti-riot police.