Various groups of "yellow vests" call for a national demonstration Saturday in Nantes, for act 44 of the movement in a city marked by the resignation of François de Rugy and the death of Steve Maia Caniço, two business likely to swell the ranks Some protestors.
Act 44 in Loire-Atlantique
The act 44 will take place in Nantes, capital of the department of Loire-Atlantique, promise since the beginning of the summer of "yellow vests" on social networks and for a week these calls online are doubled some posters plastered in the city center.
"Against the ruling power, demonstration," says the poster adorned with a bright red lobster, obvious reference to the dinners that had triggered the storm crossed in July by François de Rugy, who resigned from the Ministry of Ecological Transition. After a year in government, François de Rugy again sits as MP for Loire-Atlantique, where he has been elected since 2007.
Calls for demonstrations for Steve
On the internet, calls for demonstrations also refer to Steve Maia Caniço, this young man who disappeared in Nantes on the evening of the Music Festival, at the time of a controversial police intervention on the banks of the Loire. The Chained Duck revealed on Tuesday that Steve's phone was still working when the police arrived at Wilson Pier to turn off the music. During the night of June 21 to 22, several people fell into the river and participants said they were blinded by tear gas.
By September 15, the government has also promised to make public a report of the General Inspectorate of Administration (IGA) which deals in particular with "the information and decision-making circuits between the services of the State and those of the City of Nantes "concerning the preparation of this Festival of Music.
Appointment in a "bourgeois" zone
At the beginning of the movement of "yellow vests" in Nantes, demonstrations had gathered nearly 3,000 people on December 8, 2018 and about 1,200 people on the 15th. The last major event in the capital of the Pays de la Loire region took place August 3, a few days after the discovery of Steve's body in the Loire. Venus denounced "police violence", at least 1,700 protesters marched and police had 42 arrests.
Unlike the tradition of a rally in the city center, Saturday the appointment is given in "a bourgeois area, unaccustomed to the demonstrations", said "yellow vests" on a Facebook page.