Yeah, I have NO idea what the AP is saying. It’s in English, but does not make sense to the reader.
On a side note, when I was growing up, I heard a lot of jokes made at the expense of the French. The implication was that they were cowards. Since then, the Yellow Vest protests were one of the greatest acts of activism I’ve seen in my life. Like Trudeau, Macron is clearly a globalist puppet and an occupier. What French activism has shown me in recent times is that I was being propagandized against the French my whole life. It was a media message instead of what the real French people were like. It let me know again what liars the western media are.