OFF - LA MANIFESTATION DES GILETS JAUNES DEGENERE AUX CHAMPS ELYSEES
Yellow vests on a burning barricade during the November 24 demonstration on the Champs Elysées. Gilet's jaunas sur une barricade en feu lors de la manifestation du 2018 November 24 aux Champs Elysées.

Class struggle or nationalism?


YELLOW VESTE: The speed with which Macron burns out shows how deep a crisis the national democracies in Europe are in.

Professor of political aesthetics at the University of Copenhagen.
E-mail: mras@hum.ku.dk
Published: May 2, 2019
Le fond de l'air est jaune. Comprendre une révolte inédite
Author: Joseph Confavreux
Publisher:, Seuil

Since the end of November 2018, France has been the scene of widespread protests that raise fundamental questions for the political-economic system of the country. And there is nothing to suggest that the protests are not continuing. The state and the Macron government are doing what they can to prevent the protests. The anti-insurgency regime has been turned up - 12 people have been killed in fighting with the police, more than 1800 protesters have been injured, including around 100 seriously, and it is now prohibited to demonstrate in certain areas of Paris, Toulouse, Nice and Bordeaux and in 12 other cities.