09:23 GMT +312 December 2019
Listen Live
    French activist Jean-Baptiste Redde, aka Voltuan, wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) holds a cardboard reading Macron go away during a demonstration in front of the Opera House in Paris against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes, on December 15, 2018

    'Fake News': WATCH Yellow Vests Protest Outside French TV Channel

    © AFP 2019 / Abdul Abeissa
    Europe
    Get short URL
    3240
    Subscribe

    The so-called "Yellow Vests" protests, named after the obligatory attribute of French drivers, were held all over France for the seventh Saturday in a row, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the police.

    Yellow Vests' protesters gathered at the headquarters of French BFM TV channel blaming the channel for broadcasting "fake news" and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron, RT France reported.

    According to the reports, citing protesters, BFM TV was accused of giving false information about the demonstrations, as the channel allegedly purposefully undermines the size of the rallies.

    A social media user has posted a video of Yellow Vests "protesting against the media treatment of the movement".

    The wave of the Yellow Vests' protests started in mid-November and has been underway for seven weeks in a row. While the French government has postponed its planned hike in fuel taxes, which had originally sparked the protests, the "Yellow Vests" have evolved into a broader movement against government policies and rising living costs.

    Related:

    'Yellow Vest' Protesters Set on Fire Entrance to Bank of France - Reports
    Some 10 ‘Yellow Vests' Protesters Detained in Northern France – Reports
    'Yellow Vests' Spokesman Says Movement Turned Into 'Real Opposition'
    French Police Reportedly Arrest Yellow Vest Suspects in Macron Effigy Beheading
    Tags:
    yellow vests, protests, media, Emmanuel Macron, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik