If we still know its magnitude, the mobilization could, according to the head of the national police, return to the level before Christmas: December 15, 66,000 people had been counted in France, according to official figures challenged by the "yellow vests" .
"No class struggle, all with the Bourgeois": for their ninth Saturday of mobilization, the "yellow vests" want to mount a new hotbed of protest in Bourges, in addition to Paris, to demonstrate that their anger is not extinguished , three days of the national debate supposed to appease the crisis. If we still know its magnitude, the mobilization could, according to the head of the national police, return to the level before Christmas: December 15, 66,000 people had been counted in France, according to official figures challenged by the "yellow vests" . In recent days, more "yellow vests" were mobilized: nearly 2,500 were identified, according to a source close.
For the first time since the beginning of the movement, a great call was made for a rally in Bourges. It is, according to Priscillia Ludosky, one of the historical figures of "yellow vests" to "demonstrate our unity in the center of France". As she explained Friday night on "Lived, the media of the yellow vest": "It happens in Bourges because many regions have already moved, especially in Paris Bourges is the center of France", in addition to its homophony with the "bourgeois" which some enjoy themselves. The prefect of the Cher has arranged to ban any gathering in the historic center of the city and museums, gardens and public buildings of the city will remain closed on Saturday. Time stamps and street furniture were dismantled, and banks protected their facades with plywood sheets. Other calls were launched to meet in Paris, including Eric Drouet, one of the initiators of the movement that began two months ago. The precise location will probably only be revealed at the last moment.
Not to break the cop
"I want a lot of people, show that the people are there, show that the figures they say are arch-fake.If it turns a little vinegar, I will back", says Patrick Lerest, 62 , yellow vest in Nemours (Seine-et-Marne). "I'm not going to break the cop," he said, "I want a quiet demo, my goal is not to take the face off, we're all fed up with gassing." The police chief of Paris fears indeed "more radical", claiming to observe "week after week a drift towards more and more violent behavior". The level of mobilization of the security forces has thus returned to its level of mid-December with 80,000 police forces deployed, including 5,000 in Paris, where wheeled armored vehicles of the gendarmerie will return.
"Those who call tomorrow's demonstrations know that there will be violence and so they have their share of responsibility.That things are clear," said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, interviewed on Facebook by Brut, a media acclaimed by the "yellow vests". The images of the riots in the streets of Paris, especially on December 1, had shocked France but also abroad, leading to a decline in the number of tourists in the capital in recent months. Since the beginning of the movement, 10 people have died on blocking points and more than 1,600 people have been injured, 58 of them seriously.
The big debate must begin on Tuesday
A little behind with the holiday season, the mobilization is on the rise and violence erupted, especially in Paris, during the Act 8, January 5. The entry of a ministry, where the spokesman of the government Benjamin Griveaux was, was smashed by a construction machine, while an ex-boxer, Christophe Dettinger, had struck gendarmes on a footbridge above from the Seine. On several videos, Travelers called for the mobilization in Paris Saturday in support of the latter, nicknamed the "Gypsy Massy". On Friday, the head of state on the contrary called on the French to seize the "great opportunity" that represents the great debate, which should begin Tuesday.
This consultation "is an essential moment and very useful for our country," said the president, who will publish Monday the "letter to the French" in which he will explain the purposes of the debate. He praised "the meaning of the effort" and added that "the troubles that our society is going through are sometimes due to the fact that far too many of our fellow citizens think that we can get" something "without this effort being made". Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Metz, Nancy Rennes, Nîmes, Bar-le-Duc, Besançon or Saint-Brieuc … Meetings are planned all over the country. Some also call for massive cash withdrawals from distributors, without raising the concerns of the banking sector.
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