After the mobilization of more than 106,000 people across the country on Saturday, 24 November, “yellow vests” again called on supporters of the movement to gather on this Saturday.
Protesters were expected on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, but also in Gironde, Brest, Toulouse, Montpellier, Lille or Marseille, where the insubordant leader of France, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, should be present in the procession.
65 people including 11 members of the police were wounded during violence that occurred on the sidelines of the Paris mobilization, according to a report prepared in the middle of the afternoon by the police headquarters. 158 people were also arrested.
Neither the speech of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron on 27 November, nor the meeting of representatives of the movement with the Minister of the ecological and solidarity transition, François de Rugy, or that aborted with the head of government, Edouard Philippe, will have deterred the “yellow vests” to organize this third day of gathering.
Born of protests against rising fuel prices, the movement of “yellow vests” is increasingly disparate and at the same time expresses a sluggish tax, a sense of social injustice and a mistrust of politicians.