Macron braces for motorist revolt on France’s highways

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (not seen) before a meeting at the city hall in Albert, France, November 9, 2018 as part of a World War One commemoration tour. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron, hit by a slump in popularity, faces a nationwide protest this weekend over rising fuel taxes that threatens to gridlock France’s roads and show the depth of discontent with his reforms to reshape the economy. Dubbed the “yellow vest” movement, demonstrators are threatening to block motorways and access roads […]

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