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James McAuley is Paris correspondent for The Washington Post. He holds a PhD in French history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
In a morning tweet, the president referenced a deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
Police are still searching for the gunman, who killed at least two people.
The city center was locked down as authorities tried to locate the assailant, whose gunfire produced panic in the eastern city that hosts the country’s largest Christmas market.
After weeks of violence, the French president acknowledges the anger driving the demonstrations.
The weekly street demonstrations have coalesced around economic grievances and a shared perception of Emmanuel Macron as the “president of the rich.”
“Yellow vest” demonstrations have damaged Paris monuments and shops — and Emmanuel Macron’s administration.
The move represents one of the first major setbacks for Macron’s government.
Leaders in the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere have run into similar opposition.
What began as unrest over a fuel tax has become an uprising against the French president.
Marie Laguerre took to social media to transform her experience into the latest illustration of the dangers that target women even in the most innocuous of public spaces.