ON THE YELLOW VEST MOVEMENT IN FRANCE

Protesters yell during a "yellow vest" demonstration near the Arc de Triomphe on Dec. 1, 2018 in Paris. (Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

On 17 November 2018, 300,000 people of the working class and the middle class mainly from the suburban and rural areas of France rose up in militant mass demonstrations to protest the fuel tax hike and rising fuel prices.