Listen: France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police
"What's going on in that region. Well, it's it's scenario in the east of the friends. Has anything particularly special? But what we do have here is. In. And more in small towns or in the out on the outskirts of bigger towns. Question of people who feel they're paying taxes? And of course, the thickness off all those way beyond that as being the race rise from the tax. Diesel fuel for people's cars feel that they're being us to pay more tax. I've. Or a small businessman struggling to get by a getting no public services because public services has been called back small branch lines being back or we're going to be proud. So they won't be back. The railway system in France is very good. Very good for me. The high speed trains every big city once a high-speed train. I mean, that means that the the network outside of the big cities is the has become neglected and this is in decline. I'm stations are being closed. It's to find a doctor in rural France, the doctors don't want to work facilities are not fair to to go to health clinics and Sonia up to go to the big towns go to to to hospital and so on all of the services, the states. So this idea of tradition of a state which does provide. Good social services, but if that being in continuous decline for many decades, really. Protests have been so widespread and so disruptive that they have apparently created a serious political crisis in France last week, the French president Emmanuel Macron gave a national address in response to the protests had the highest ratings of any event in the history of French television from what I understand and made some substantive policy concessions. He promised more support for minimum wage workers rolled back some of the unpopular tax measures. How's that speech gone over? In general, most yellow vest representatives would be on the major upset most an offense too late. Opposition parties say is the same to say that another recurring theme when I talk to people on the demonstrations was the arrogance of president Emmanuel Macron, he has a very abrasive style. Mccracken. He. He's supposed to be putting it. All right. Bye. Encouraging private enterprise. New technology and every now, and then he comes out with statements like me with your t-shirt talking to somebody was criticized. The public confrontation, or, you know, people who don't have any ambition in fronts. Remarks like that. And that sort of thing that's rankles with with many people who feel few Trump pulled on by the system, so micro. Is style of leadership. I'm his general technocratic constitute is also a target of these demonstrations and. Won't be happy because Tony cross with radio. Fronton attorney us, you"