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France: the yellow West-leader sentenced to fine

A Paris criminal court has been one of the leaders of the "yellow West"movement sentenced to a fine. For tomorrow's planned protests, the authorities imposed

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France: the yellow West-leader sentenced to fine

A Paris criminal court has been one of the leaders of the "yellow West"movement sentenced to a fine. For tomorrow's planned protests, the authorities imposed again, demonstration bans.

One of the leaders of the French "yellow West"movement has been condemned for the Organisation of unapproved Demonstration. The Paris criminal court ordered the 34-year-old Eric Drouet, a fine of 1500 Euro. His lawyer announced plans to appeal.

Drouet is one of the most active and most controversial heads of the movement, the power for around three months against the reform policies of President Emmanuel Macron mobile. He called the action against him is politically motivated and sees this as the attempt to give the movement a "muzzle". The truck driver did not take part, according to his lawyer from "professional reasons" of the judgment.

The court imposed a fine of 2000 Euro, 500 Euro, but on probation. The prosecution had demanded a month's imprisonment on probation and a monetary penalty in the amount of 500 Euro. On 2. January had taken the police Drouet, close to the Parisian Boulevards, the Champs-Elysées. He should, on that Saturday, as well as on 22. December unannounced rallies have been organized.

For 20 weeks, thousands of French people to demonstrate against the policies of President Macron.

demonstration bans, to 20. Day of protest

For this Saturday the 20th. Time in a row, protests by the "yellow West" in France, announced. The authorities as early as last week on demonstration bans, in order to prevent violence. They concern, among other things, the Champs-Elysées in Paris, as well as the city centres of Toulouse in the South West and Avignon to the South of the country.

In Bordeaux, called on mayor Nicolas Florian all citizens to stay at home. He spoke of a campaign "dead city". However, the government fears new riots and mobilised mobilising a large Security. Last week had involved according to the interior Ministry of the country of 40,000 people in the protests.

"yellow West": the protests without serious riots, 22.03.2019 Atlas France |Paris

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