The "Yellow Vests" celebrate their first anniversary throughout France


The "Yellow Vests" celebrate this Saturday the first anniversary of the beginning of their movement, with several demonstrations and parades throughout France, amid the tension and the deployment of a strong operative of law enforcement.

The security forces arrested 41 people in Paris, in the first incidents that erupted in the Plaza de Italia, the starting point for one of the three demonstrations called for this Saturday, BFMTV and Franceinfo reported.

In the weekly protest number 53, thousands of "yellow vests" took to the streets of Paris and other cities in the country to protest against the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

The calls to go out and meet in Paris have multiplied in the social network of Facebook, which call for demonstration by several cities in the country, including a "snail operation" around the Champs Elysées.

Éric Drouet, one of the most prominent figures of the "yellow vests", called to march again through the Champs Elysees, where the authorities have forbidden to demonstrate.

In the rest of the country, demonstration calls have been launched everywhere, such as Nantes, Lyon, Montpellier, Marseille, Toulouse, among other cities.

55 percent of French support or sympathy for "yellow vests", according to a survey published on November 13, but 63 percent of the population does not want protests to be retained.

The "yellow vests" movement arose on November 17, 2018, when almost 300 thousand people took to the streets to reject the increase in fuel prices, which led to other demands such as ending wage inequality and resignation of President Macron.

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