Macron holds crisis meeting as more France protests loom

March 28, 2023

Macron, whose approval ratings in opinion polls are at a low point, said last week he accepted the "unpopularity" that came with the reform. Starting Monday, Borne has scheduled talks over three weeks, including with members of parliament, political parties, local authorities and unions. A state visit to France by Britain's King Charles III, which had been due to begin on Sunday, was postponed because of the unrest. 'Highly disrupted'Last Thursday, the previous major protest day, police reported 457 arrests across France and injuries to 441 police officers. On Sunday the IGPN, the internal affairs unit of the French police, said it had launched 17 investigations into incidents since the protests began.