Macron bows to protesters' demands and says: I know I have hurt some of you

President takes emergency measures to placate gilets jaunes but refuses to reinstate wealth tax

Emmanuel Macron has bowed to pressure from the street to announce a catalogue of emergency measures aimed at pacifying the gilets jaunes after weeks of civil unrest in France.

In a long-awaited address on primetime television, the president tried to talk the protesters out of further action, promising a rise in the minimum wage and tax concessions.

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Source: theguardian