News Exercise #265

1. According to the London School of Economics (LSE) professor, what are the similarities and differences between the original French yellow jacket demonstrations and the ones happening in other EU countries? 2. What problem does this unclear structure lead to? 3. Why was the yellow vest originally chosen in France? Answers:
1. According to the London School of Economics (LSE) professor, what are the similarities and differences between the original French yellow jacket demonstrations and the ones happening in other EU countries?
He said that the concerns at the heart of the French movement were also at the heart of other countries' concerns - firstly tax.
He said that the movements don't have a clear leadership structure. He said that they don't have clear demands, or that they have so many demands that it becomes almost empty.
2. What problem does this unclear structure lead to?
The unclear structure and demands means that the far right fascists and far left radicals can co-opt the movement to support their own means.
3. Why was the yellow vest originally chosen in France?
It is obligatory to have a yellow vest in every car, so everybody has one.

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