‘I will respond to you’: Macron ready to transform Yellow Vest anger into ‘solutions’
French President Emmanuel Macron will make a series of major policy announcements on Monday in response to five months of nationwide Yellow Vest protests. The movement erupted in November over social inequality, and Macron responded by embarking on a major voter-listening exercise between January and March called the ‘great national debate’. Grievances were aired during thousands of town hall-style meetings and on an official website. “We have decided to transform the anger into solutions,” Macron tweeted, adding that on Monday night, “I will respond to you.” One of the 41-year-old leader’s aides told AFP that the country could look forward to “a new act” marked by “profound changes” aimed at drawing a line under the often violent anti-government protests.