PARIS: France’s “yellow vest” protesters took to the streets on Saturday, for the 16th straight weekend in a bid to keep up pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron in demonstrations again marred by vandalism and violence.
As per details, the protesters, among them leading “yellow vest” figures Eric Drouet and Maxime Nicolle, marched peacefully under police surveillance.
The “yellow vest” protests, which have no organised leadership, began on November 17 over increasing fuel taxes. They quickly grew into a broader anti-government rebellion fuelled by anger towards Macron.
The protests have sometimes descended into violence and clashes between police and demonstrators. Eleven people have died since the Saturday protests began.