“In places like these, a quiet fear gnaws at households: What happens when the money runs out around the 20th? What do I put in the refrigerator with nothing left in the account and the electricity bill to pay? Which meal should I skip today? How do I tell my wife again there is no going out this weekend?” In France, increasingly violent protests have presented the biggest challenge of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The root of the protests represents one of the biggest challenges facing the world. NYT: Yellow Vests Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France.

+ French paramedics, students join cost-of-living protests.

+ Photos of the Paris Yellow Vest Riots.