But the number that go out on the streets is decreasing steadily and in Paris gathered under the ministry of the interior to around 2,500 protesters on Saturday. Last weekend was the corresponding figure of 7,000.
Still, it was clashes in Paris and the police fired tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators. A total of 223 people were arrested during the day in the French capital, according to local authorities.
elsewhere in the country and in the southern city of Montpellier was injured a policeman of ”a firework,” according to a myndighetsuttalande.
the Movement of the Yellow vests emerged in mid-november in protest against higher fuel taxes. But soon, the protests in the more general direction of Macron and against the country's power elite.
The past week has been a new development in the protest movement gained momentum, then a 37-year-old nurse by the name of Ingrid Levavasseur stated that she intends to lead a group of Yellow vests standing in the EU elections later in the spring. According to an opinion poll, the party would today be able to get 13 per cent of the votes cast.
is not positive to the new development.
– There is a hard core that is ready to continue the fight, " says a 42-year-old man from the Paris suburbs to the AFP news agency.
But the movement is not ”meant to be political,” he adds.