Macron Claims 50,000 ‘Ultra Militants’ Hijacked Yellow Vest Movement

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French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed that the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement has been largely hijacked by up to 40-50,000 “ultra militants” from the far-right and far-left in France.

Earlier this week President Macron received several journalists at the Elysee Palace and told them his thoughts on the Yellow Vest movement, saying he thought that the movement, which goes into its twelfth weekend of protests this Saturday,

had been hijacked by the ultra-left and the far-right, Paris Match reports

Macron defined the group as a “social and political movement without a fixed claim, without a leader, outside of business and which has undergone several mutations.