France will make an “unprecedented” break from tradition at the next G7 meeting of leading world economies by inviting local citizens from civil society to take part in a summit dedicated to fighting inequality.

The Elysée Palace denied its decision to invite such non-political figures to the southwestern coastal town of Biarritz in August was a direct response to the  “yellow vest” revolt that has wracked France but that it had "influenced" the French presidency of the group.

The country has seen more than two months of demonstrations on roundabouts and more violent protests in Paris, with the movement seen as in part anger over the failure of France’s elite to help the losers of globalisation…

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