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Anniversary of yellow vests: new gatherings in the calm

2019-11-17T15:43:43.476Z

In the aftermath of the violence that riddled the rallies in Paris, yellow vests paraded in peace on Sunday, in several major cities of France, on the occasion of the first anniversary of ...



"Macron destroys France and your rights". Yellow Vests demonstrated, Sunday, November 17, in calm in France, in the aftermath of the violence in Paris which enamelled the first anniversary weekend of the social protest movement. About 200 people, including mobilization figures, Jerome Rodrigues or Priscilla Ludoski, were gathered Sunday quietly in a square near Les Halles, in the heart of the capital.

The department store Galeries Lafayette, on the Grands Boulevards, decided to close their doors in the early afternoon after the brief intrusion of a few dozen protesters, told AFP a spokesman for the management.

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"Macron destroys France and your rights, do not criticize us! We're here for you", could you read on a sign, while were sung the usual songs Yellow Vests: "We're here, we're here, even if Macron does not want it, we're here. "

For their birthday yellow vests have invaded Lafayette Galleries pic.twitter.com/HignSMkmfX

emmanuelle anizon (@eanizon) November 17, 2019

"Brutes who came to fight"

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner singled out Sunday on Cnews / Europe1 / LesEchos the "movement of origin" and the "thugs" "come into battle".

For the first anniversary of the movement, Saturday in Paris, "what we have seen is few protesters but thugs, brutes who had come to fight, to fight with the police, to prevent firefighters to act and sometimes preserve lives, "he said.

Interpellations and police custody

At 13h Sunday, the Paris police headquarters reported 20 people arrested and 639 checks carried out in the morning. Saturday, the police had carried out 254 arrests in France, including 173 in Paris. The prosecutor's office in Paris counted Sunday morning 155 custody, 8 of which concern minors.

In Savoie, at Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, about 60 people paid tribute on Sunday morning to Chantal Mazet, "yellow vest" who died a year ago on the first day of the mobilizations after being hit by a car on a roundabout point of this small town near Chambery.

Near Le Mans, a dozen yellow vests that have held a "reception desk" for a year on their roundabout, slept on the spot in the night from Saturday to Sunday, warmed by a wood fire.

"We did not get a political answer"

"We did not get a political answer except for contempt, it's not normal that we have so much repression," Priscilla Ludoski, co-organizer of the rally on Sunday, told AFP. halls.

Asked about the interprofessional strike announced for December 5 against the pension reform, she believes that "from the beginning (movement of yellow vests) there are convergences on many topics. the street now ".

With AFP

Source: france24

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