Strasbourg, Paris, Toulouse, Rouen … Where are the Yellow Vests for Act 24 on Saturday?

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Yellow Vests are demonstrating in Saint-Denis on April 20th, 2019.

Saturday 27th April, 2019, act 24 Yellow Vests will invest several cities in France. The mobilisation follows the announcements of Emmanuel Macron, made two days earlier.

Two days after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron, the Yellow Vests will beat the pavement again, Saturday, April 27, 2019 for the act 24 of their movement, in Strasbourg , where an “international” call was launched, but also in Toulouse or Paris, with once again the fear of overflowing.

Operation snail on the periphery of Lyon, “walk on the media” in Paris or night walk in Cambrai … Throughout France, Yellow Vests always combative invite to join demonstrations, to show the President of the Republic that his ads of Thursday do not make their anger fall.

Access to the top of the Roche Solutré was banned for Saturday by the prefecture of Saone-et-Loire, but the deployment of a “yellow vest giant on the famous cliff is still planned by the organizers of this action.

Yellow Vests not convinced by Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron tried to reach out to the Yellow Vests during his press conference at the Elysee Palace, saluting the “just demands for the origin” of this movement which, since November, has profoundly changed the direction of its five years. All with the promise to deploy “more officials on the ground”, reduce “significantly” income tax or remove the ENA.

Saturday, the scale of the mobilization will measure the reaction of the street. On April 20, the Yellow Vests were 27,900 throughout France , according to the Ministry of the Interior, 100,000 according to their own count.

President Emmanuel Macron delivers to the press his answers to the great debate on April 25, 2019 in Paris.
President Emmanuel Macron delivers to the press his answers to the great debate on April 25, 2019 in Paris. (© AFP / Ludovic MARIN)

International calls and intensification

“27/04 Demonstration 01/05 Demonstration 04/05 Demonstration 08/05 Demonstration 11/05 Demonstration 18/05 Demonstration 25/05 Manifesto”, listed in a pithy tweet in the form of warning one of the figures of Yellow Vests Priscillia Ludosky shortly after the presidential press conference.

In Strasbourg, the movement launched on social networks an “international” call to protest from 1pm in the direction of the European Parliament , one month before the European elections . The dedicated Facebook page gathered Friday 3,500 people interested, organizers hoping to attract German and Belgian protesters as well.

The prefecture has banned all demonstrations in certain areas of the island formed by the historic city center, the forecourt of the station as well as the surroundings of the European institutions.

Prohibited demonstrations in city centers

“We are on a very important level of vigilance,” says a police source, while stressing that Friday at midday, there was “no structured movement of the announced foreigner”.

So far, the yellow vest events have remained moderate in the Alsatian capital. In Lorraine , carpools are organized to join the event in Strasbourg.

In Toulouse, epicenter of an act 23 of the movement enamelled of clashes between demonstrators and the police, it will again be prohibited to demonstrate on Capitol Square from 10h to 21h but a call of the “yellow vests in the center” was nevertheless launched for the beginning of the afternoon.

In Lille , Rennes or Rouen , demonstrations will also be banned in the city center. In Paris, the prohibited perimeter will include the Champs-Élysées , the Élysée , the approaches of the National Assembly and Notre-Dame .

Towards a convergence of struggles

While some yellow jackets groups focus on the organization of the day of 1 st May convergences between unionists and yellow vests are already planned on Saturday.

In Paris, an event will leave the district of Montparnasse under the slogan of “Riposte générale”, at the call of the CGT . She should link up with the Yellow Vests.

In Nice, “the big event for everyone, it is the 1 st May,” suggests Alex, yellow vest and former driver in conversion in construction. “[Emmanuel Macron] has made his big blah, he will have his answer,” he warns.

“Ritual of Violence”

While episode 23 of the movement had been marked by the “suicide” made to the police by some demonstrators, the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner denounced “a ritual of violence”.

“It is about questioning the President of the Republic, in a systematic way, their only desire is to bring down our institutions,” he indignantly said on the eve of the 24th day of mobilisation.

Where will the Yellow Vests be this Saturday
– Again -. (© AFP / Zakaria ABDELKAFI)
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