France is bracing for unrest as the Yellow Vests have been holding a rally— called Acte 5: Macron Démission (Act 5: Macron's Resignation) — for the fifth weekend, with 70,000 police officers being mobilised ahead of the demonstrations.
According to the organisers of the protests, this weekend the Yellow Vests are rallying "for social justice and tax, for a real democracy, for equal rights, for a true ecological transition."
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The French government has scrapped its planned hike in diesel taxes that sparked the protests, but the Yellow Vests have since morphed into a broader movement against government policies and rising living costs.