The yellow vests will try this Saturday 4th May, 2019, to relaunch their mobilisation for act 25, after being down for two consecutive weekends.
Since act 22, mid-April, the figures of the Ministry of the Interior, challenged by the “yellow vests”, show a decline in the number of protesters who beat the pavement every Saturday.
Last weekend, during Act 24, 23,600 demonstrators, including 2,600 in Paris , were identified in France by the authorities. The movement, started almost six months ago, counted on its side “60 132 demonstrators minimum”.
For act 25, a few hundred people maximum were said to participate in each of the events relayed on Facebook throughout France.
Three authorised events in Paris
In Paris, three declared demonstrations were authorised by the prefecture. The first, from Lariboisière Hospital at 1pm must join the Place de la Nation.
Like last Saturday, a round of media headquarters, in the 15th and 16th arrondissements, west of the capital, is scheduled from 1pm. The third procession will leave at 14h from Jussieu (Ve), to the rue de Patay (13th).
In addition, a “festive occupation” of the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport is planned at 11am to ask, among other things, “the stop of the sale of ADP (Paris Airport, Ed).”
These gatherings take place three days after clashes between protesters and “yellow vests” in the smoke of tear gas, in Paris, May 1st, 2019 police forces on May 1st, marked by the outbreak of several tens of between them in the hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière, after a panic.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner , under fire from critics after speaking of “attack,” admitted Friday that he should not have used that word.
The 31 people placed in custody after this incident and released since, will hold a press conference at 4pm in Paris.
Champs-Elysées forbidden to protesters
The Paris police headquarters has renewed its prohibition to protest on the Champs-Elysees, and in a perimeter including the National Assembly, the Elysee Palace, and the area of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, touched mid -April by a fire.
The prefect Didier Lallement also banned two rallies on the Republic Square to avoid the constitution of “wild processions”, according to a statement.
An inter-regional call to protest at La Roche-sur-Yon led the Vendée prefecture to forbid any gathering in the city center between 12 midday and 10pm “facing the risk of overflowing and violence.”
“Yellow vests” also called for “picking up” the roundabouts. “Anti-Macron barbecues” are to be held on several of them, everywhere in France, at the initiative of the French deputy Insoumise François Ruffin , who will screen his film “J’veux du soleil” on the “vests” yellow “.
Calls for demonstrations have also been launched in several major provincial cities such as Lyon, Toulouse or Montpellier.