"the French government is ready to crack down on the protest movement Yellow vests. Prime minister Edouard Philippe says he plans stricter punishment for those who participate in unauthorised demonstrations."
"– We need to safeguard demonstrationsrätten in France and we must sanction those who violate the law, " said Philippe to the French tv channel TF1."
"the Government wants to strengthen the law to deal with people who demonstrate without permission and disguises itself. The new law may be based on similar legislation introduced against football hooligans, where individuals can be excluded from venues, " says the minister of the interior, announcing that a proposal can be presented already in February."
"He adds that the persons who ravaged and plundered the should be forced to pay compensation for the damage they caused."
"Yellow västarnas latest demonstration in Paris on Saturday began peacefully but escalated when the motorcycles were set on fire, barricades were built and objects thrown at the police. Police used tear gas to prevent the demonstrators to cross the river Seine and reach the national assembly (French lower house of parliament). A restaurant ship was set on fire and a policeman was injured when a bike hurled at him."