Dozens of supporters of the movement of the “yellow vests” on Saturday afternoon hold another rally at the Louvre in Paris, dedicated to the birthday of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The call to protest the 42nd birthday of the French leader was posted on social networks a few days before the event. There were almost no details about the action in advance: those who wanted were invited to gather in the vicinity of the New Bridge in Paris, and there they would expect information on further actions that would appear on a special site. The protesters were invited to take a mask depicting Macron with a template attached to the call. Exactly at 16.00 local time (19.00 Baku time) a new meeting place appeared on the site – at the Saint-Germain-l’Oserua church in the 1st district of the French capital, not far from the Louvre.
As a result, the “yellow vests” and sympathizers gathered in a small group at the pyramid of the Louvre. People put on Macron’s cardboard masks and began to sing songs that had appeared during the movement’s existence. Within minutes, the security officers of the Louvre and the gendarmes in full ammunition arrived at the venue.
Songs of masked protesters lasted no more than 20 minutes. Then the police surrounded the protesters and kept them cordoned off.
Large-scale protests of the “yellow vests” began in France on November 17, 2018 with the requirement not to raise the fuel tax and gas prices, then a number of other requirements were added to it. Traditional Saturday rallies are often accompanied by riots and clashes between protesters and police.