The Yellow West movement, which got its name after the high-visibility jackets worn by the demonstrators, kicked off in November over a proposed hike in fuel taxes, which was later dropped.
Facing a harsh response, demonstrations continued over a wider discontent with Macron’s pro-business agenda, decline in living standards and growing inequality.
In Hong Kong large-scale protests erupted in late March over a proposed law that would have allowed criminal suspects to be handed over to the mainland.
Although the law has since been suspended, the protests have only gained momentum, spiraling into fierce clashes with police.
This article was originally published by “Going Underground”
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The Great Propaganda War on China now turns on the “uprising” in Hong Kong. Forget that China is surrounded by 400 US bases, described in Washington as “the perfect noose”. This report from the excellent Grayzone investigates the illusions of Hong Kong.
Behind a made-for-TV Hong Kong protest narrative, Washington is backing nativism and mob violence