France has been in a near-constant state of protest for the last 14 months.

From Yellow Vests to pension reform protesters, there has been little to no let up in public outcry by the working class, even the upper class, over French rule.

Nov. 17, 2018 marked the first day of the GIlets Jaunes movement, or “yellow vest,” for the bright protective pieces of clothing motorists are required to carry in their vehicles should they get in an accident.

Protesters in the social justice movement donned the same, giving an instant visual cue to their cause, which centered on

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