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France: Rotschals to demonstrate against violence

In Paris have demonstrated in the thousands against the violence in the demonstrations of the "yellow vests". Their Symbol are red scarves. Opposition politicians Mélenchon called for because of police violence and the resignation of the interior Minister.

Around 10,000 people have demonstrated in Paris, with red scarves against the violence in protests "yellow West"movement.

The rally "Rotschals" continued in the afternoon in the rain on the Place de la Nation in motion. The participants demonstrated the information for "the defense of democracy and of the institutions".

At the top of the Demonstrationszugs the activists chanted "Yes to democracy, no to the Revolution". To see France - and Europe-flags. Some of the participants wore T-Shirts with inscriptions such as "I love my Republic" or "stop the violence". The police counted 10.500 participants.

the Initiator of The "Rotschals", Laurent Soulié, close to the party "Republic movement" (La République en Marche) President Emmanuel Macron. The engineer from Toulouse, had launched the idea to the Demonstration in mid-December, Facebook. The mark of the red scarves is a protest group that demonstrated since late November against the road blocks of the "yellow vests". Macrons party did not take part officially.

The protesters are well-known to the democracy.

Eleventh day of protest of the "yellow West"

The "yellow West" had mobilized on Saturday to the eleventh protest, in consequence of country-wide total of 69,000 people. In the Demonstration, in Paris, about 4000 people took part, according to the interior Ministry.

In comparison to the previous Saturday, the participants declined slightly. Last weekend, the country had involved far as 84,000 people, in Paris it had been 7000.

In the capital, it came at the Place de la Bastille, clashes between police and protesters. The security forces used tear gas and water cannons to protesters push back, the projectiles they threw at the police. According to the Prefecture, 22 people were arrested.

Serious injury due to controversial rubber bullets

criticism there is not only the violence that emanates from the "yellow West", but also to the actions of the security forces and, above all, the use of rubber bullets, which can cause a serious injury.

One of the leaders of the "yellow West", Jérôme Rodrigues, was seriously injured on the eye. He was of a rubber police bullet hit, said his lawyer, Philippe de Veulle the television station BFM. "He will be hampered all his life." The projectile had been collected by other protesters as a piece of evidence.

Due to the violation of Rodrigues, the resignation of the Minister of the interior is required.

The left-wing opposition politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the party's "Wild France" called for after the violation of Rodrigues to withdraw Castaners. The interior Secretary of state, Laurent Nunez said, there is nothing that hints to the fact that Rodrigues had been hit by a rubber bullet. Citing a police report, he confirmed, however, the use of a rubber-balls-filled grenade, which is used by police to disperse protesters. This claim was rejected by the lawyer of the injured protesters before.

interior Minister Christophe Castaner had announced that the security forces with body cameras to document the operations better.

Levavasseur takes for the "yellow West" in the European elections.

the movement of The "yellow West" has different currents, which also leads to conflicts among themselves. The activist Ingrid levavasseur is criticized because of her announced candidacy in the European elections from within its own ranks solid. You and some of the members had announced on Wednesday to apply for the European Parliament.

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