Europe 1 with AFP 6:57 p.m., November 20, 2021

Three years after the first gathering of "yellow vests" in November 2018, several hundred people gathered in Paris for an anniversary demonstration.

Taxes, small pensions, politicians disconnected from the real world and also the health pass were in the sights of the demonstrators.

Three candles on a "season 3" sign to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the movement, several hundred "yellow vests" demonstrated Saturday afternoon in Paris, between Bercy and Alésia. The "taxes", the small pensions, "the politicians (who) do not know the problems of the French": the traditional themes of the "yellow vests" which "do not let go" were always present mingling with others more current against the health pass. A sign denounced "a country on the verge of overdose".

Emblematic figure of "yellow vests", Jérôme Rodrigues was present at the rally.

"We are there because we think that the + yellow vests + will triumph," assures Marie Huguet, 68, from Orléans, present since the first weeks of the movement.

She denounces pell-mell "the most taxed country in the world", "politics", of which she "hates", "politicians (who) do not know the problems of the French".

"We have been asking from the start for the RIC", the citizens' initiative referendum.

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She is with her friend Georgette who receives less than 1,000 euros in retirement per month. "They lowered our pensions! (...) And the story of 100 euros is a stroke of bluff", protests the latter about the "inflation compensation" of 100 euros promised at 38 million of French, "receiving less than 2,000 euros per month", according to the government.

On the sidelines of the demonstration, two people were taken into police custody as part of an investigation for contempt of person holding public authority, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

This is, according to the police headquarters, the owner and driver of a pink food truck on which appeared a large drawing featuring in scabrous positions Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and the Paris police prefect, Didier Lallement .

The latter decided to file a complaint, said the PP.

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