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France’s protesting farmers have spooked Emmanuel Macron

22 January 2024

6:56 PM

22 January 2024

6:56 PM

The farmers of France are mobilising. Their anger will be an early test for Gabriel Attal; the countryside is unknown territory for the new prime minister, a young man raised in the affluent suburbs of Paris, like the majority of Emmanuel Macron’s government.

The first dissent was on Friday in the south-west of France, in and around Toulouse.

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