''In a sense it's against a political system," he said. "But also starting an under-the-radar political movement, because when you have meetings with deputies and ministers and even a president, we're already in a political action."

The movement is named after the reflective garments all French motorists are required to carry. Its demands initially focused on lowering taxes, particularly for gas.

But after President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a proposed diesel tax, the protests continued and the demonstrators' demands appeared to shift, variously pushing for the president's resignation, public referendums for government decisions and still lower taxes.

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