PARIS, August 10 -- Numerous demonstrators are taking to the streets in order to oppose government policies in the French capital and protest against income inequality.
Last week, protesters also took part in a March of Silence against police brutality in Nantes, which resulted in numerous clashes and arrests of demonstrators. The Yellow Vests movement started holding rallies in France in November 2018 over the government's plan to increase fuel taxes. While the French authorities have abandoned the idea, protesters continue to hold demonstrations across the country every weekend.
MONTPELLIER, July 21 -- About 600 yellow vests demonstrated in the center of Montpellier this Saturday afternoon. During clashes with protesters, three police officers were injured. Black blocs have committed degradations, especially at the level of the place of Europe.
In their parade marking act 36 of the movement, the yellow vests again expressed their dissatisfaction with the government's policy with a sign "It's going to fart". The atmosphere of the procession, in which black blocks have interfered, has stretched to the level of the sector Antigone. During the clashes between protesters and police, three police officers, including two CRS, were injured. One person was arrested
PARIS, July 13 -- Yellow Vests protesters are hitting the streets of Paris for the 35th weekend in a row on Saturday to rally against the French government’s policies.
According to official numbers, over 6,000 protesters took to the streets last weekend across France. The Yellow Vests demonstrations that have been taking place in France since November last year have seen 550 gendarmerie officers injured, according to the General Director of the French Gendarmerie, General Richard Lisyure, speaking to the Er-te-el radio station. The Yellow Vests movement started as a protest against planned fuel tax hikes in France, but has since evolved into a broader anti-government movement which even spread to other parts of the continent.
PARIS, July 6 -- Yellow Vests protesters are hitting the streets of Paris for the 34nd weekend in a row on Saturday to rally against the French government’s policies.
The number of participants in the 33rd Yellow Vests weekend rally, which took place last Saturday across France, was only around 5,800 - half as many of the 11,8000 which took to the streets on 22 June, according to the French Interior Ministry. According to the ministry, the demonstration in Paris, however, saw 1,300 thousand demonstrators gather, whereas a week earlier only 1,100 attended. The Yellow Vests movement erupted last November in response to planned fuel tax hikes in France, but has since evolved into a broader anti-government movement which even spread to other parts of the continent.
PARIS, June 30 -- Thousands of demonstrators have been flooding the streets of France every weekend since the movement began in November 2018, initially to protest planned fuel tax hikes, but then growing into a larger movement against the policies of the French government.
French police have employed teargas to disperse crowds of Yellow Vests protesters in Paris. Law enforcement officers have also blocked off streets to contain the demonstration. But tear gas and a heavy police presence didn’t deter ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters from filling the streets of Paris on Saturday, for their 33rd consecutive week of anti-government protests. Protesters could be seen marching and waving French flags amid clouds of tear gas, in footage captured by Ruptly. Since its beginning in November, tens of thousands have marched every Saturday through the streets of France over a variety of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.
PARIS, June 22 -- Yellow Vests rallies continue in the French capital and other cities across the country to express ' opposition to the Macron government's policies.
Some protestors have also gathered at toll roads to prevent them from accepting payments, making them open for everyone for free. Yellow Vests are holding protests for the 32nd consecutive weekend in parts of France. The movement emerged in France in mid-November over planned fuel tax hikes. While the French government abandoned its plans and even introduced measures to improve the economic and social situation in the country, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend to express their discontent with the government's policies.
PARIS, June 15 -- The mass demonstrations in France are continuing for the 31st week in a row, as people take to the streets of Paris and other cities to show their indignation at French President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms.
The wave of yellow vests rallies started in France in mid-November over a planned hike in fuel taxes. While the French government has abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures aimed at improving the country's socioeconomic situation, protesters have continued to take to the streets across the country every weekend to express their discontent with government policies. The rallies frequently lead to damage and clashes between the police and activists.
PARIS, June 9 -- The number of demonstrators who gathered in the French capital last Saturday for a rally marking the 30th week of protests saw the lowest turnout since the movement began.
According to the Midi Libre paper, French police have resorted to using water cannons and tear gas against yellow vests protesters in the southern city of Montpellier, as the demonstrations swept across the nation for the 30th Saturday in a row. Yellow vests protesters took to the streets of Paris and other cities on Saturday to show their indignation at police violence as well as French President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms. In addition, about 2,000 yellow vest protesters marched in France's southern city of Montpellier on Saturday, police used tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators, local media reported. The activists gathered in the centre of Montpellier at around 10 a.m. (08:00 GMT). Police used tear gas and water cannons against the protesters at noon, the French Midi Libre newspaper specified. According to French media, more than 10,000 protesters took part in the demonstrations across France. Two people received injuries as a result of the clashes and two people were arrested, according to the daily.
PARIS, May 25 -- The chief of police in Paris has condemned calls by some Yellow Vest protestors to organise unauthorised demonstrations on the 28th Saturday of the protest movement.
Saying that the authorities were aware of a movement on social media, calling on gilets jaunes to support undeclared demonstrations, the capital's police chief, Didier Lallement promised that unauthorised protests will be dealt with firmly. One march has been approved by Paris police for this 28th consecutive weekend of protest. That official demonstration is expected to leave the Père Lachaise cemetery in the north of the city around noon, and end at the Sacré Coeur church, also in northern Paris. However, calls on social media have asked protestors to gather in several other emblematic points in the city, advising them to avoid carrying anything that would alert police suspicions.
Didier Lallement says his officers are ready to take action, anywhere in Paris. He believes that the change in strategy by some protest organisers is a reflection of the success with which the forces of order have controlled recent demonstrations. For the tenth consecutive Saturday, no public gathering will be permitted in the vicinity of the central Champs-Elysées shopping street, nor near the official presidential residence or the French parliament. The area around the fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral is also closed to groups.
PARIS, May 18 -- France's Yellow Vest protesters are taking to the streets for the 27th weekend in a row. A major protest is set to take place in Paris.
Tens of thousands have marched in the streets of France every Saturday since November 2018, for a variety of grievances ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality. In addition to protesting in France, the Yellow Vests have been spotted in other parts of Europe.