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Anger over COVID rules gives new impetus to France’s Yellow Vests

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By Caroline Pailliez and Clotaire Achi TREMBLAY-EN-FRANCE, France (Reuters) – Working from his one-room apartment near Paris airport, Jerome Rodrigues has been trying to re-invigorate a Yellow Vest protest movement that two years ago challenged President Emmanuel Macron’s rule then petered out. Now, public anger at government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, which some people say are an attack on their liberty, has given Rodrigues and his movement fresh momentum. Last weekend, police estimated that 100,000 people joined protests against the measures – some of them under the banner of t…

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