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Chaotic scenes on the anniversary of the yellow West-protests

protests on the first anniversary of the "gilets jaunes" there was on Saturday in the French capital, this part of the desert scenes. In other parts of the country, the yellow West streets and cross the blocked payments.

In Paris escalated the situation to the Place d'italie, as the journalists of the news Agency AFP observed. Police officers using tear gas against protesters. The officials tried in vain, small, highly mobile groups of hooded individuals disperse, which mingled with several dozen Yellow jackets. The demonstrators were injured and firefighters to work from.

A shopping center on the Palace square at noon, after the first incidents. Several dozen masked, black-clad protesters destroyed the Windows of a neighbouring hotel.

The Prefecture of police criticized the short message service Twitter: "the scandalous attitude of the protesters, pelting firefighters with paving stones, and their response to the Place d'italie delay". Because of the violence and the riots, the police said the afternoon Demonstration planned, which should begin at the Place d'italie.

In the North-West of Paris, security forces attacked in the vicinity of the Porte de Champerret, as several dozen yellow to the West, occupied temporarily the city's motorway. "This is pop, this is pop," chanted the protesters. "We are not there, even if Macron wants to", they cried.

Over 60 arrests

Up on Saturday at 15.00 in Paris, according to the prefect of police more than 60 people. Several Metro stations were closed, the Champs Elysées were closed for the protesters. It stayed there on Saturday, first of all, calm.

The authorities expected thousands of participants to several rallies in the capital. In addition, they hired several hundred militant protesters. He had come to Paris, "because we have no response from Macron, except utter contempt," said the Dijon-born protester John. The taxes and the fuel prices would continue to rise. "We will continue to demonstrate until something moves," he said.

In Sorgues, near Avignon in the South of France, blocked the protesters on a highway exit 7. In the South-East of the country, several cross were occupied payments. Across the country the movement had rotors for this weekend, 270 Blockade-actions on transport and roads announced.

The yellow West hoped on the occasion of the first anniversary and again on bigger inlet for their movement. For the first nationwide day of protest on 17. November 2018, more than 280 were according to official figures,'000 protesters in yellow vests on the streets poured.

resignation Macrons not

they reached the wanted to take action against high fuel prices and social inequality. After riots in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron was forced to billion-dollar Commitments. Finally, the participation in the protests was clear.

your main goal have not reached the yellow West: the resignation of Macrons, which is a "President of the Rich". The Commitments which the state made the chief as a response to the protests, puts the government on 17 billion euros. A reduction in income tax and a higher minimum wage include.

The "yellow West" criticize that of which nothing had almost arrived at the socially Disadvantaged. According to recent polls, over 50 percent of French people sympathize with the movement toward initially more than 80 percent.

However, a significant majority wants an end. This is mainly due to the violence in many of the protest actions and the feeling that the balance of skimmed fails.


Also in Belgium, the yellow West is demonstrated on the anniversary of their movement. In Namur, in the South of the country, around 100 people protested on Saturday afternoon, peacefully, as the police, the news Agency told Belga.

Already on the eve had gathered, according to the Belga to about 50 people in front of a fuel depot at Feluy, located South of Brussels and some of the trucks stopped. The police was on the spot, incidents, or fixed it was took but, according to Belga.

a year Ago, had been formed, as in France, a yellow West-movement in the neighbouring country of Belgium. The Depot of Feluy was one of the centers of protest. (fal/sda)

Created: 16.11.2019, 18:28 PM

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