Dec 22, 2018

France's "yellow vest" protests simmer in wake of Macron concessions

Yellow vest protestors carry French flag

Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP via Getty Images

"Yellow vest" protestors took to the streets of France once again on Saturday, but with more subdued numbers, as President Emmanuel Macron's concessions appear to have helped abate a movement that has gripped the country for six straight weekends, the AP reports.

The big picture: The number of protestors in Paris dropped to 2,000, down from 4,000 last Saturday and 10,000 the weekend before. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, which had closed during demonstrations earlier this month, were reopened as the city began to welcome back hordes of tourists and holiday shoppers.

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