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Some 40 'Yellow Vests' Tried to Storm Macron's Summer Residence - Reports

© REUTERS / Benoit TessierMasked protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, take part in a demonstration on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, November 24, 2018
Masked protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, take part in a demonstration on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, November 24, 2018 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 40 participants of the "yellow vest" protest movement have tried to break into French President Emmanuel Macron's summer retreat on the Mediterranean coast, the France Bleu radio station reported.

The protesters tried to storm the medieval fort of Bregancon on Thursday before being stopped by police on their way to the presidential residence, according to the France Bleu radio station.

Forced to turn back, the demonstrators said they would try again on Friday, the outlet reported.

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A protester wearing a yellow vests holds a French flag as police arrive to secure the site as their shelter at a traffic island is dismantled near the A2 Paris-Brussels motorway in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, December 14, 2018 - Sputnik International
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The wave of the so-called yellow vest protests — named after the obligatory attribute of French drivers — started in mid-November.

While the French government has scrapped its planned hike in diesel taxes, which is what initially sparked the protests, the "yellow vests" have evolved into a broader movement against government policies and rising living costs. The rallies have been marked by violent clashes between protesters and the police.

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