Iranian Students' Protest in Front of French Embassy in Support of Yellow Vests
Iranian students held a protest in front of the French embassy in Tehran on Saturday to voice their support for the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protesters in France.
Wearing high-visibility yellow vests, the Iranian students voiced their anger at the French government's hostile policies towards the gilets jaunes or the yellow vests.
Since the movement began on 17 November 2018, tens of thousands have marched every Saturday through the streets of France, airing a number of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel, high cost of living, pension reforms, restrictions on worker's rights, to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies.
The gilets jaunes revolt shows no signs of going away in France, and the movement is about to mark its first year of protests. The gilets jaunes are not represented by a party, trade union or leader, but they object to elitist and out-of-touch politicians ignoring their demands. Macron, they say, is totally out-of-touch with ordinary French people.
Many within the yellow vest movement are demanding President Macron's resignation.
According to a recent poll conducted by Odoxa Institute for French Radio and Le Figaro newspaper, three-fourths of French people are not satisfied with Emmanuel Macron's performance. The opinion poll also showed that working-class people and many retired people who voted for Macron in 2017 strongly support the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement.