In France have protested on Saturday according to official figures 28.600 “yellow West”-trailer – so few like never. In Paris, the participants gathered in front of the arch of triumph, a March through the capital.

According to estimates by the Ministry of the interior, 3000 people took part in the protests in the metropolis. It is the 17. Saturday in a row, the “yellow West” demonstrate against the policy of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.

Since a few weeks the number of “yellow West”trailer, which will go on the streets, in the Fall terms. Initially, the country-wide protests that began in mid-November were able to mobilize up to 250,000 participants. The Figures of the Ministry of interior are provided by the movement in question. to be awarded

To make the movement a new momentum, called some of the leaders to a three-day Sit-in on the Champs-de-Mars in front of the Eiffel tower. However, on the Friday evening, according to media reports, protesters by the security forces were prevented from temporary structures such as tents to build.

demonstrations were also in provincial cities such as Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Puy-en-Velay, in Central France. In the case of the protests, it had come again and again to clashes with the security forces. The demonstrations were held this Saturday in largely peaceful.

According to opinion of observers, one of the reasons for the decline in the number of participants in the violence, which has regularly accompanied the protests. Another is the disparate demands of the movement. This time also a large number of women joined the demonstrations, calling for more equality and equal pay.

At the airport in Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle people in yellow safety vests were protesting against the planned privatisation of the operating company, Aéroports de Paris, also belongs to the capital’s Orly airport. Originally, the movement had begun to increase in November with protests against planned fuel price.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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