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(en) ait-russia: "Yellow vests" celebrated half a year protests [machine translation]

Date Wed, 22 May 2019 09:54:03 +0300

"Yellow vests" celebrated the six months of the movement of new demonstrations throughout France. On May 18, almost 41 thousand people took to the streets of French cities. This time "Reims" and "Nancy" were elected "national" protest centers. ---- Several demonstrations were scheduled in Paris: one - from La Défense to Montmartre, the other was about to go through the Champs Elysées, but this was still prohibited. Besançon and Saint-Nazaire authorities also banned demonstrations in the city center. In Lyon, the "yellow vests" decided to hold a demonstration without prior notice. ---- In Reims, the protesters of the "yellow vests" and the "black block" gathered near the Bulenggren market, raising a banner: "Macron imposes, France explodes"; the letter "A" in the inscription was circled. Then they moved towards the station. By 3 o'clock in the afternoon, they reached Erlon Square in the city center. On Vel Street, most shops and restaurants have lowered the roller shutters. On Voltaire Street, clashes began. The police used tear gas, the protesters showered her with stones from the pavement and bottles. Everywhere in the center of the city the windows were broken, including the windows of Credit Arykol Bank, Laforet and Neciti real estate agencies and other establishments. On Talleyrand Street, protesters smashed the windows of the Adidas store and burst inside. At the crossroads of Talleyrand and Elu streets, demonstrators and police came face to face; boil the battle. After 4 o'clock, the police began to grab the protesters on Erlon Square, where there were also clashes. During the incidents, the police used flashballs. As a result of the collisions, a wooden pavilion caught fire at the Promenade construction site. From Erlon Square, the demonstrators again came to the Bulengren market, and from there they went to Laon Avenue. By 5 o'clock, capitalist forces began to push back the protesters on Laon Avenue. Under the shouts and curses of those who had gathered ("Burn in hell, sons of bitches!"), The police repeatedly threw gas against the demonstrators. After 17.13 the clashes were still going on; The demonstrators blocked the tram rails with a burning barricade, but the fire was put out by firefighters. After the battles with the police, the protesters began to retreat to the station, defeating the blessed france bureau on the way. At about 7 pm the demonstrators dispersed. As a result of the protests, several people were slightly injured; 12 people arrested.

Thousands of participants from various regions came to the demonstration in Nancy, which started from Place Carnot at 2 pm. Heading for the station, the protesters marched along the Kennedy Viaduct, stopping at the residence of the Large Nancy City Community, where they tore off the EU flag and burned it. In his place was a yellow vest. Then the demonstration followed, and at the corner of the streets of 4 churches and Charles III, clashes broke out with the police, who used tear gas. The cortege moved across the Vosges square and stopped at the police headquarters on Lobo Boulevard, chanting anti-police slogans. The march ended at the gates of St. Catherine, where new battles with the police took place, in clubs of tear gas. It is reported that 1 policeman was injured and 5 arrests were made.

In Lyon, the "yellow vests" gathered at 1.30 pm on Antonen Ponce Square, chanting: "Lyon, get up!". The demonstration began in a relatively calm atmosphere, moving along Marronier Street. At 3 pm, the first clashes with the police in front of the embankments occurred. The police turned on the gas, the demonstrators began to set fire to the bins. Marsh quickly moved to the square of Guillaumere, on the way engaging in battle with the police. Above the column was patrolling a police helicopter. Only after 5 o'clock did the situation gradually calm down, and after 5.30 pm the protesters after several police attacks began to dissipate in the 3rd district (district of Raspay)

In Paris, one of the columns of demonstrators gathered near the highest court at the Clichy gates at 11.00. The police tried to maximally "put pressure on the psyche" by conducting systematic searches. There were a few gathered, and they set off. At 14.00 they joined with the march against Monsanto.

The second group gathered at the tower of the company "Total" on the Defense. At 13.00 they moved towards Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre. Numerous demonstrators began their journey in a festive atmosphere. Among the posters one could notice "Total" and the state robbing us "and" For Europe - social, ecological and solidary ", posters against the Minister of Internal Affairs Kastaner ... The police tried to surround the procession and slow down its progress. "They do not stop us from blocking for anything at all. What are your orders?" - the protesters were indignant. After 4 pm on the street of Constantinople, clashes broke out with the police who used the gas. The route of the march ran through the Herold square, the Champerre Gate, Europe Square, Magenta Boulevard and Lamarca Street.

By 3 pm, another group of Parisian demonstrators arrived at the Place de la Republique, intending to move towards the Place de la Stalingrad. They also expressed their protest against the agrochemical concerns "Monsanto" and "Bayer". Some participants held banners, reminding them that "In France, 96% of rivers and 61% of phreatic zones are infected with pesticides." People chanted: "Monsanto, we will take off your skin!", "1, 2, 3 degrees - this is a crime against humanity!". Part of the protesters lay on the ground, depicting the dead as a result of concerns of actions. By 16.45 the column reached the area of Stalingrad.

Meanwhile, in Montreuil near Paris, activists re-erected a hut of "yellow vests" at the crossroads of the highway, destroyed shortly before.

In Toulouse, the demonstration of "yellow vests" gathered at least 6 thousand participants. Authorities put up against the protesters 500 policemen, 2 armored personnel carriers, water cannons and a helicopter. The march was mostly calm, not counting the clashes in the square of de Gaulle and the alley of Jean Jaures. With the help of gas, the police did not let the protesters into the central square of the Capitol. 5 people were detained.

Hundreds of people marched through the streets in the center of Caen, trying to break into the hippodrome. After removing their vests, they were able to enter the city center, where marches were prohibited. Later, the demonstrators dispersed. Clashes of protesters with the police are marked in Maubeuge.

In Ale (Gar), protesters smashed the windows of banks on Avezhan Street. In Tarbes (Upper Pyrenees), a demonstration that brought together several hundred people was held peacefully. In the center of Saint-Lo (Normandy), the protesters passed under the thunder of drums. In Peyrorad (Landes), protesters after a march around the city held a demonstration at one of the many Monsanto factories. A major demonstration was held in Montpellier. In Besançon, protesters reached the prefecture, despite the prohibitions.

Source: https://francais.rt.com/france/62168-acte-27-gilets-jaunes-nombreuses-manifestations

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