Yellow vests: The Story of a Fight for a Better Life
The yellow vest movement was born in France’s 2018 season of Fall. It was motivated, primarily, due to increasing taxes on energy products. Furthermore, other demands came in; such as the rise of the purchasing power of the middle and lower classes, the restoration of the wealth tax, the creation of a citizen’s initiative referendum, or the resignation of Emmanuel Macron.
November 17th, 2018, marked the start of the national events on Saturdays. Some were scarred from scenes of unprecedented violence.
I photographed the weekly anger and violence on the streets of Paris for six months. The yellow vests aim for a social revolt and for the voice of the people to be heard. The outcome of the vast movement has yet to be determined. However, this will remain as a major page in the contemporary history of our country.