After renewed violent clashes in protests of the French “yellow West”movement has called on President Emmanuel Macron to the dialogue. All would have to pull themselves together, to allow a debate and the conversation.
Once more, the Republic had been attacked with “extreme violence”, wrote the Macron on Saturday evening on Twitter.
In the case of the first protests in the new year, the country had gone far, some 50,000 protesters to the streets, as Minister of the interior, Christophe Castaner said the TV station LCI. More than the weekend before Christmas, when approximately 39,000 people have demonstrated. In the first weeks of the protests, but 280,000 of the protesters had been counted.
In the capital, the police began near the national Assembly and the Musée d’orsay tear gas. Tourists running away in droves. Special units of the police blocked some of the bridges over the Seine. Television pictures had earlier shown how the police fired during a brief confrontation near the Champs-Élysées tear gas on protesters. This would have previously thrown projectiles in the direction of police officers, reported the French news Agency AFP.
In Paris had gathered, initially, only a few hundred protesters on the Champs-Élysées, where it had come to the end of the previous year violent clashes with the police.
interior Minister Christophe Castaner met with the heads of the security forces, and said on Twitter that it had also come in various other cities to violence.
mass protests by the “yellow West” had set the French government in the past two months. In December, Macron brought in haste a billion-dollar package of social measures, in order to defuse the conflict. Your name, the protesters of the yellow safety vests that they wear during their rallies and road blockades.