Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Business / Economy Dec 6, 2019

Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday's mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations against the government's retirement reform plans. The march through eastern Paris was a mishmash of social discontent, as disparate segments of ...

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

World Nov 17, 2019

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannons in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations erupted into violence. A total of 28,000 people demonstrated across ...

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Business Jan 22, 2019

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago. Barcelona's striking taxi drivers, many wearing yellow vests like protesters against the government in neighboring France, blocked central ...

French 'yellow vest' protests, in 10th week, relatively peaceful

World / Politics Jan 20, 2019

French 'yellow vest' protests, in 10th week, relatively peaceful

Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vest" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television ...

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

World Jan 14, 2019

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

French media and reporters' organizations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by "yellow vest" anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend. Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de ...