Yellow Vest protesters demand MORE from Macron – even after President caved in with £9billion of tax cuts

Yellow Vest protesters demand MORE from Macron – even after President caved in with £9billion of tax cuts, by Chris Pleasance.

Yellow Vest protesters demanded even more concessions from Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday even after he caved in to their demands for more pay and lower taxes with a £9billion spending splurge on Monday night. …

Meanwhile thousands of students angered by Macron’s education reforms joined the Yellow Vests on the streets for a ‘black Tuesday’ of unrest, further complicating matters for the French President.

And even Macron’s traditional allies in Europe warned they will be ‘closely monitoring’ his spending plans to check whether they fall within EU limits. …

Protesters gathered around TV sets across France on Monday night to hear Macron promise a seven per cent rise in the minimum wage, an end to tax and surcharges on overtime and pensions, and tax-free bonuses. …

But opponents said this uncosted spending bonanza would not prevent thousands of protestors taking part in a fifth weekend of action, planned for Saturday.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-Left France Unbowed party, said: ‘Emmanuel Macron thought he could hand out some cash to calm the citizens’ insurrection that has erupted. I believe that Act Five will play out on Saturday.’