Students March in Paris to Protest Macron's Education Reforms

  17 January 2019    Read: 1411
Students March in Paris to Protest Macron

Students held a demonstration in the French capital on 17 January to express their opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal to alter the end-of-school baccalauréat exam.

This latest protest comes after over two months of nationwide Yellow Vests anti-government rallies and riots in France, with authorities still struggling to tackle the movement.

The Yellow Vests protests — named after the reflective garment all drivers in France are legally required to carry in their vehicles at all times — started in mid-November. The French government later scrapped its planned fuel tax hike, which sparked the initial protests, but the Yellow Vests has since morphed into a b


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