France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, will address the nation later today amid widespread protests that over the past four weeks have morphed from a grassroots movement against fuel tax hikes, to disparate demonstrations against his presidency.

This morning, as President Macron met trade unions and business leaders ahead of tonight’s much-anticipated national address, French students took further action.

According to CNN News, there were disruptions in up to 120 schools across the country — including 40 schools completely blockaded by students — a spokeswoman for the Education Ministry said.

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