February 14, 2019 | By Brian Hanson, Sophie Pedder, Benjamin Haddad

Deep Dish: France’s Yellow Vest Protests Explained

For thirteen straight weeks, demonstrators in high-visibility vests have taken to the streets in Paris and in cities around France. Government buildings have been attacked, shops looted, and cars set ablaze. On this week’s Deep Dish podcast, Sophie Pedder, Paris bureau chief for The Economist and author of Revolution Française, and Benjamin Haddad, director of the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council, explain what the political demonstrations mean for French President Emmanuel Macron, for France, and for Europe.

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