French Ambulance Workers Join Protests As Crisis Talks Held

French paramedics joined ongoing anti-government protests as the Prime Minister met with political rivals on Monday in a bid to ease anger following violent riots that rocked Paris.

 

Dozens of ambulances blocked a bridge leading to the National Assembly and lines of riot police officers stood in the rain to prevent them from getting too close to the building. Paramedics are complaining about changes to working conditions.

 

It was the latest protest action that President Emmanuel Macron’s government has faced in recent weeks.

 

The “yellow vest” movement is bringing together people from across the political spectrum complain about France’s economic inequalities and waning spending power.

 

Mr Macron, just back from the Group of 20 summits in Argentina, held an emergency meeting Sunday on security and the government hasn’t ruled out the possibility of imposing a state of emergency.

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