Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting

Macron to host protest crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers’ organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities. Monday’s meeting comes ahead of a TV address in which he is expected to announce measures in response.

What is President Macron planning to do?

At 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT) on Monday, he will meet representatives of five major trade unions and three employers’ organisations, as well as local officials.

Correspondents say that the yellow vests are an organic grassroots movement with no affiliations to any party, but some trade unions have taken up their cause and encouraged the government to listen to their grievances.

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