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A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilets jaunes) waves a French flag during clashes with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as part of a demonstration on high fuel prices on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, on May 1. December 2018. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Riots and chaos have ruled the streets of Paris and the rest of France over the last few weekends, in what seems to be one of the most important social revolts in recent years. The so-called "Yellow Vests" have decided to confront the government's economic policies through what many have called "excessive violence."

5 keys to understanding the phenomenon of the Yellow Vests in France

 12/04/2018 - 12:17
A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilets jaunes) waves a French flag during clashes with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as part of a demonstration on high fuel prices on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, on May 1. December 2018. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Riots and chaos have ruled the streets of Paris and the rest of France over the last few weekends, in what seems to be one of the most important social revolts in recent years. The so-called "Yellow Vests" have decided to confront the government's economic policies through what many have called "excessive violence."

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5 puntos clave para entender el fenómeno de los Chalecos Amarillos en Francia

 12/04/2018 - 11:55
Un manifestante que usa un chaleco amarillo (gilets jaunes) ondea una bandera francesa durante los enfrentamientos con la policía antidisturbios cerca del Arco de Triunfo como parte de una manifestación sobre los altos precios del combustible en los Campos Elíseos de París, Francia, el 1 de diciembre de 2018. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Disturbios y caos han gobernado las calles de Paris y del resto de Francia durante los últimos fines de semana, en lo que pareciera ser una de las revueltas sociales más importantes en los últimos años. Los llamados “Chalecos Amarillos” han decidido enfrentar las políticas económicas del gobierno a través de lo que muchos han llamado “violencia desmedida”.

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