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Protests to new year's eve: the Champs-Elysées in yellow?

Between the years, it has become a bit quiet around the yellow West. On new year's eve, but many protesters want to gather on Paris ' famous Boulevard and peacefully demonstrate.

is the investment for the great light and music show at the Arc de Triomphe behind a black-clad shut-off fences to be protected. The construction work on the Paris Boulevard are in the final stages. For the fifth year in a row tonight to celebrate on the Champs-Elysees, and thousands of Parisians and tourists from all over the world happy new year. At midnight there will be a large fireworks display.

hope to peaceful Protest

Silvie wants to be. Not as a tourist, but in their yellow vest: "I am one of those who want to come to the Champs-Elysées. We need to show that the movement gives up, we need to continue to be heard." Peacefully she says she wanted to demonstrate on new year's eve.

A few yards further on Jean-Claude. The 60-Year-old has all of the previous demonstration Saturdays on his yellow vest. He, too, will be tonight. He is afraid of the riots, but every year on new year's eve, he says. That you go out alone from the yellow West, he believes: "We are not organized enough to prevent, that we are infiltrated by hooligans. Many of our people are pensioners, or simply dissatisfied, but want to break anything. You can not throw everything in a pot."

fear of new riots

Already several times had to shop owners protect their stores.

About weeks ago, the Champs-Elysées had become every Saturday a New meeting place for the protesters in their yellow vests. Many wanted to Express their displeasure to the President of Emmanuel Macron and his government peacefully. Nevertheless, there were always riots. Rioters set fire to cars, smashed shop Windows and fought fierce clashes with the police. Also tonight, the owner of the store, your shop window re-barricade.

The city of Paris have thought about how she wanted to with the new year's eve, and the announced protests deal, said Ian Brossat, of the city of Paris: "This Celebration will be open to all, including the yellow West, the want to be. All are welcome, as long as they are peaceful. Of course, the police will be with a large contingent of emergency forces on site and ensure that everything is going well."

authorities will take far-reaching measures

The arrangements are already made. From midday, the area around the Champs is closed-Elysées to the other side. At the entrances on the Boulevard there are bag checks. Alcohol and fireworks are prohibited. Not only many tourists, many Parisians are glad that the city has not cancelled the new year's eve celebration.

rioters attempted while he protests several times to storm shops.

"Paris is terrific, especially the retail sector had to accept losses," says one of them. "For the Paris and also for the tourists it is great that here tonight, the Celebration takes place." "Many tourists come for this new year's eve celebration." says another. "You're here to celebrate the new year. I think you are very happy that the city has so decided."

And Marianne will be happy even with the yellow vests on the Champs-celebrate-Elysées: "The place of the yellow West is here, among us. They are also fighting for us, for those who are not able to demonstrate for various reasons. You are here to toast with us, and with us the end of the year celebrations."

protests in other places

Not only on the Champs-Elysées, but at many roundabouts, toll stations, and country roads, the yellow to celebrate the West, new year's eve. "We do not give up", they write in the social networks. Even though it was between Christmas and new year's eve quiet, want to many use the new year for new protests.

new year's eve on the Champs-Elysees, Between the fireworks and yellow West
Sabine wax, ARD Paris
30.12.2018 23:50 PM

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