Highly informative long discussion in English between Senta Depuydt of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance and Roman Light, a prominent voice in France's Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement.
International mainstream media reports have explained the phenomenon as a protest against gas prices, and stressed the fringe violence but the movement poses a more far reaching political challenge to the French state. It addresses the degree to which government has been hi-jacked by corporate interests to the point that it no longer even matters which party you vote for.
The Gilets Jaunes are expressly not a political party but they advocate the constitutional development of 'Referendum Initiated by Citizens', which would lock politicians into doing what the public want rather than what global interests want supported by a non-independent mainstream media - it is very much about taking back autonomy and liberty as the state tries to take it away - though perhaps the fear would be that the powerful interest could manipulate the referendums as well.
Although the Gilets Jaunes may not be united on the vaccine issue it certainly falls within their remit, and as Depuydt points out it is perhaps the biggest threat to individual liberty yet. Light talks about how the state bureaucracy now wants to take all choices out of citizens' hands, as if they are incapable of making their own decisions. It is also interesting to learn that the movement is extending beyond France's borders.