The so-called ‘yellow vest’ protests against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax in France, which started on November 17, 2018, not only took France by storm but also resonated in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The yellow vests – high-visibility jackets, which French protesters adopted as a symbol – gradually spread into other countries a symbol of anti-Western agenda and anti-establishment. The movement received increased attention in Central European countries. With 218 articles published in one day, it reached its peak on December 11, the day after President Macron delivered his address to the French nation in wake of continuous protests.
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