Yellow Vests Protests

Veronique de Viguerie brings a war photographer’s eye to the battle raging in France over economic disparity.

Yellow Vests Protests
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Photojournalist Veronique de Viguerie is more likely to have her camera focused on guerilla fighters and snipers, than the picturesque façade of Paris. But when riot police took to the streets of the French capital, where she currently lives, she brought a war photographer’s eye to the battle raging over economic disparity. Police deployed armoured vehicles, smoke bombs and water cannons to counteract the so-called “Yellow Vests Movement,” which has been protesting the high cost of living and what they see as an undue tax burden on working- and middle-class citizens. The movement is starting to spread to other parts of Europe, as well as to Canada. Below are selections of her photos from the tumultuous protests this month along the Champs-Élysées.