While you were sleeping: France’s yellow vests mark 3 months of protest

Good morning. Here are a couple of stories from the overnight desk. Have a good one.

France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions: Paris authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital, an incident that raised concerns about the movement’s ascendant radical fringe. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation is looking into a “public insult based on origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.” A few demonstrators targeted philosopher Alain Finkielkraut with insults on the sidelines of a yellow vest protest through Paris on Saturday. The shocking incident prompted criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and other prominent figures. Meanwhile, yellow vest demonstrators called for multiple rallies around Paris and some other French cities Sunday,…

Original published: 2019-02-17 13:12:01 Read the full Montreal News here

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