Portraits of French #Gilets Jaunes
Is the remake of May 1968 occurring in December 2018 ?
December 2st, 2018, France woke up, totally dazed and muffled within the wave of violence that recently swept some quarters of the country, the first Advent day.
It has been the darling of the media for the past couple days, the topic that is on everyone's lips. Whether one is pro or against the #gilets jaunes movement, you can’t escape the overwhelming societal transition that is taking place. Away from the violence of a few, the movement transcends all age ranges, social groups and political ideals, the #gilets jaunes choosing to march together, peacefully, united in their concerns facing economic and social changes which are currently operating within France and their dislike and distrust for President Macon and his government.
Through the detour of small streets or big avenues, I met some #gilets jaunes, who symbolically reflect portraits of thousand of demonstrators, without being the movement spokespersons but messengers in the middle of a crowd walking cheerfully toward the Arc de Triomphe on a damp and drizzly Saturday.