Today marks one year since yellow-vested protesters first occupied roundabouts and intersections across France. The movement has given a voice to parts of society that usually go ignored — and the newfound spirit of revolt is continuing to shake Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Aurélie Dianara is a research associate in international economic history at the University of Glasgow and a feminist activist who sits on the national committee of Potere al Popolo, Italy.
Three months since the gilets jaunes protesters first blockaded roads around France, the movement has created a crisis in Emmanuel Macron’s presidency — and one that’s due to last.
France’s “yellow vest” protests against fuel prices weren’t organized by the Left. But the fight to widen their demands is key to blocking the growth of Marine Le Pen’s far right.