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Paris forbids demonstrations on the Champs-Elysées

Out of fear of new riots imposed by the Paris police Prefecture, a ban on demonstrations for yellow West on the Champs-Elysées.

On the famous Boulevard and the arc de Triomphe rallies this Saturday are prohibited, officials said on Friday. President Emmanuel Macron has also mobilised the Anti-terrorist forces of the army. In the case of the Opposition, this has met with sharp criticism.

in Front of the Elysée Palace, the official residence of the President and Emmanuel Macron, and in front of the national Assembly may not be demonstrated on this Saturday. The new Paris police prefect Didier Lallement founded the far-reaching measures with "potential violence and damage to property" on 19. Day of protest of the yellow West is in for a good four months.

The government had dismissed Lallements predecessor, Michel Delpuech, after vandals had destroyed last Saturday at the edge of a yellow West-Demonstration on the Champs-Elysées has many shops and partially on fire.

Also in nice and in Toulouse are prohibited rallies. In nice, the authorities riots want to avoid before the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday. President Macron wants to receive the Chinese head of state to a dinner.

In Toulouse are not allowed to gather the yellow West, this time on the Central Capitol square in front of the town hall, the Prefecture said. There it was in the last four months, again and again, to massive riots with significant damage and many casualties.

The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe had already announced on Monday a crackdown on the perpetrators of violence. In addition to demonstration is prohibited, this also includes the use of Anti-terrorist forces of the army. President Macron wants to make public buildings and other facilities to protect, were targeted in the past by looters.


The Opposition criticized the government place the yellow vests thus, terrorists, and warns of clashes between the soldiers and demonstrators. The government rejects this and stresses that soldiers should relieve the police.

The Paris Prefecture said in addition, the Carrying of weapons and ammunition, as well as "all items that might constitute a weapon". Are forbidden, therefore, also masks, hats, or scarves, which can be used for the Face covering. Those who oppose the demonstration is forbidden, the increased Fine of 135 instead of 38 Euro threatens.

Because of the violence, Minister of Christophe Castaner indoor unit is coming under increasing pressure. The conservative Opposition calls for the resignation of the Macron-Familiar that is only for a good five months in office. According to a recent survey by the Institute Odoxa three-quarters of French believe that Castaner can restore the public order and riot to prevent it.

Castaner was made this week in a parliamentary debate so-called "Ultras" for the violence. Whether he meant ultra-left or ultra-right groups, said the Minister. Last Saturday took part in addition to yellow the West, many dressed in black and Masked to the riots. (aru/AFP)

Created: 22.03.2019, 15:25 PM

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