”Stop la violence”, stop the violence, it was on the banner which was borne at the front in Sunday's demonstration, which started from the Place de la Nation in eastern Paris and ended up at the Bastille. Slogans resounded in the rain: ”Now it is enough! Respect for our institutions!”.
(foulards rouges) took shape on social media for more than a month ago, as a reaction to the violence that has become something of a ritual at the protest movement Yellow västarnas (gilets jaunes) demonstrations.
" When I understood that this would only continue, I threw out the idea on my Facebook page, as a message in a bottle into the sea. And it turned out that more were outraged over the systematic violence, the hatred against our elected officials and on journalists, " says Laurent Soulié, a 51-year-old engineer from Toulouse, who took the initiative to protest.
Several smaller movements, some with close ties to the president Macrons party La République, a Marche, also participated in the Red halsdukarnas protest. It has got some yellow vests to accuse the entire movement to be consciously conjured by the government.
it erupted in riots at the Yellow västarnas demonstrations. Both at the Bastille at the Place de la République in Paris put the police into tear gas and shot ”flash-balls” (big gummiprojektiler) against the people in the yellow vests, some of which, when thrown molotovcoctails against the police and set fire to rubbish bins.
One of the that was hit badly by a police projectiles was relatively knew the activist, Jérôme Rodrigues. He filmed himself when he was hit in the face. Later announced Rodrigues from sjukhusbädden that he will lose the sight in his left eye.
"This was a deliberate attempt to kill me, ordered by the president of the Macron, and the minister of the interior Castaner," said Rodrigues to the tv channel BFM.
Emmanuel Macron has recently toured France and participated in the general assemblies and debates with the thousands of mayors, in order to get the ”national counsel” that he initiated. The idea is to go Yellow vests to the meeting and collect concrete proposals for improvements in the small towns and rural areas where the movement has the strongest support.
more than 60% of French people support or sympathize still with the Yellow vests.
the Eleventh this weekend with Yellow västprotest
the New protest after the Macrons initiatives
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