Views:122|Rating:5.00|View Time:2:54Minutes|Likes:10|Dislikes:0 Saturday, December the ninth marks one month since the so-called yellow vest demonstrations swept across France. Over the last four weeks, Paris has seen its most violent demonstrations in a decade. Some have criticized the government’s response while questioning what the movement is actually trying to achieve. TRT World’s Ali Mustafa reports from Paris.
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sudden leaderless and violent these protests have shaken France and despite French government concessions the so-called yellow vests say they will continue to fight what they say is an unjust system that resentment is felt by 31 year-old Sydney erre he says he earns a decent wage as a video technician but still can't afford an apartment in Paris why are you squatting here because it's free Sydney is one of tens of thousands of people who've protested across France for week I'm not satisfied I see a lot of protest people don't and satisfying they're fighting to pose few taxes which have now been scrapped but the movement has spread to other issues such as pensions reforms and the rising cost of education the yellow vest protests are organized by thousands of keyboard activists on hundreds of Facebook pages the movement has no clear leader making it difficult according to the French government – Paul negotiations still the government has listened and made concessions to yellow vest activists like Tomas Morales but they've been refused I'm a mortgage broker and I joined the yellow vests because I have a two and a half year old child and I'm worried about his future because there are more and more taxis ecology is going bad at the end a lot of things are not going well and now it's time to change it added that too there are concerns the yellow vest movement is being hijacked by other groups John Macey ha a senior adviser to National Front leader marine lepen says accusations that his group is influencing the yellow vests are unfounded 80% of the French who pass the yellow vest it is something never seen before so it's not about political parties trying to hijack the yellow vest movement dong-soo question is what the government will do about it Sydney says he'll wear his yellow vest again on December 9th to mark a month of protests and with president Emmanuel macron approval rating down to around 25% Sydney and many of his fellow activists say it's time for the yellow revolve to become a revolution Ali Mustafa trt world in Paris