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Soldiers from the antiterrorstyrka called in during the Yellow västarnas protests

the protest movement Yellow vests are demonstrating for the 19th week in a row in Paris on Saturday.

After last Saturday's demonstrations – with the vandalized shops and stone throwing against police, is now placed soldiers out. They will guard government buildings and other places so that police can focus on public policy.

" We can't let a small, violent minority destroy our country and damage the image of France abroad, said government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux earlier in the week.

the special Sentinelle-strength, the large säkerhetspådrag which was created in 2015 after the terrorist attacks in France.

– They have different ways to deal with any threat. They will be able to fully appreciate the threat nature and respond in a proportionate way. It can go so far as to open fire if their lives would be threatened, or if it would be there for the people that they defend, " says general Bruno Leray, military commander in Paris, in an interview with France Inter.

– the Orders will be clear enough so that they (the soldiers, the reds. note) do not need to worry, " he says, apropos of the criticism he got about that the soldiers are not trained for the specific task.

the Soldiers will also assist the police in Nice, where president Emmanuel Macron meet China's president Xi Jinping at the weekend.

at the same time get Yellow vests not protest on the Champs-Élysées in Paris or on the streets around the arc de triomphe and in the areas around the presidential palace and the parliament.

after the discontent with new taxes on gasoline and diesel. Emmanuel Macrons relaxation of the rules for employment protection, contentious changes of the state railway company SNCF, lower taxes for companies and high income earners as well as the increase socialutgifter and pensions also aroused anger.

Demonstrators in the countryside and in the suburbs, pulled on the yellow reflective jackets, which drivers in France must keep in their vehicles as part of the safety equipment in the event of accidents, and was ”les gilets jaunes” – the yellow vests.

the Movement is not tied to any political party or trade unions, and many demonstrators have peaceful purposes. But according to the authorities, has groups on both the extreme left and right, beblandat with them to easier get away from the police. Extremgrupper from both sides and blamed for the escalated events.

from the tax increases on fuel and has promised to bets on the långinkomsttagare, skrotpremier for the purchase of environmentally friendly vehicles and that it will be cheaper to take a license. But the Yellow vests want to force the president to more concessions.

Read more: the Yellow vests – the movement that is shaking the French republic

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