of 80,000 police officers have been mobilised, of which 5,000 in Paris, in the face of ”Act 9 ' that Saturday's protest has been dubbed. The police think it could be the biggest in almost a month and as so often when it comes to the Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) the fear of violence.
" What we have noticed is that this is now less of a spontaneous protest, and that there are organized elements of which many belong to the extreme and undemocratic forces trying to take control of the movement, said the French named Eric Morvan on Friday.
it is, but it was previously known that both the right - leading groups participated.
the Government has tried to respond to the protests with both the carrot and the whip. First the backing on the increase of petrol and diesel, which was the start of the uprising. Then announced a raise of the minimum wage with 100 euro per month (sek 1,000), while harsh, was promised against the perpetrators.
Emmanuel Macron publish a ”letter to the French”, which will be the start of a national consultation, with local debates and a web portal where citizens will be consulted on topics such as ”ecological transformation”, ”democracy, citizenship, and immigration”, ”taxes” and ”state institutions”.
Many yellow vests requires a greater element of direct democracy through medborgarinitierade referendums, a skatteomläggning, stimulated purchasing power and better public transport in rural areas.
But the measures that the government has so far announced have put pressure on the budgetary scope, and Macros do not want to back away from something that made since he came to power. It includes the controversial transformation of the wealth tax to a new property tax.
the traditional right wing is skeptical of the whole idea of rådslaget, while those who have their background in the Macrons movement A Marche interpret this as a natural part of the president's policies.
Rådslaget however got off to a bad start when Chantal Jouanno, who led the preparations, recently was forced to leave her mission. Reason: Jouannos salary of 146,000 per month, almost ten times more than the minimum wage as many yellow vests.
the Idea of medborgarinitierade referendums, the government is skeptical, then it is suspected that it could open the way for attempts to, for example, scrapping the law on the right to same-sex marriage.