Skip to Content

Yellow Vests in Paris. Facebook

Act XV: Yellow Vest numbers on the rise

According to figures provided by the French Ministry of the Interior, 46 600 demonstrators gathered throughout France, including 5 800 in Paris, for Act XV of the movement of Yellow Vests. The numbers are slightly up from last week.

Published: February 24, 2019, 8:49 am

    The mobilization against the French President continues, and on Saturday, February 23, the fifteenth act of the movement was in full swing throughout France.

    The mobilization figures fell shortly after 19 hours, and according to the Ministry of the Interior, as 46 00 people were counted throughout the day across the country, including 5 800 in Paris.

    The number of protesters are rising, since they were “only” 41 500 last weekend. The noted gatherings took place in Clermont-Ferrand and Toulouse. In the first city, 2 500 Yellow Vests marched in the largest city of Auvergne, barricaded for the occasion.

    Authorities feared the presence of thugs among the demonstrators. As some marchers clashed with police in the middle of the afternoon, rubbish bins were burned and 12 arrests had already taken place by mid-morning, according to the prefecture.

    “Weapons, some of them leading up to the march (petanque balls, baseball bat, alarm pistol, electric impulse handle) were apprehended,” according to the prefecture. Also in Clermont, clashes took place in a shopping street in the city and the CRS had to make use of flashballs.

    In Toulouse, protesters led an anti-Amazon action, blocking the platform of the company. The Yellow Vests distributed leaflets that read “Amazon destroys jobs and the planet” .

    In Bordeaux, known since the beginning of the movement for a certain measure of violence, the mobilization went ahead calmly and without incident. The organisers have clearly shown their desire for a more peaceful demonstration by blocking access to the Pey-Berland square, the usual theater of violence.

    The Interior Minister has however condemned “the abuse” committed in Clermont-Ferrand, Rouen and Montpellier.

    In Paris, two demonstrations (between the Place Charles-de-Gaulle and that of Trocadero) and three rallies (two at Place de la Republique, a third in the 17th arrondissement) were declared to the services of the police prefecture.

    Tear gas bombs had to be fired at the arrival on the esplanade of Trocadéro to disperse the procession, in the late afternoon. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, there were 5 800 present at midday.

    Eric Drouet, one of the leaders of the Yellow Vest movement, was spotted at the Salon de l’Agriculture, where Emmanuel Macron was present. He said he wanted to “see if we could approach the president”.

    Well before the beginning of the demonstrations this weekend, two Isère figures of the movement, Julien Terrier and Jérôme Bouzendorffer, were arrested at their homes early in the morning. They were placed in police custody, according to France Bleu.

    According to the prosecutor of Grenoble, the arrest of these two Yellow Vests took place in the framework of the “participation in a group formed for the preparation of violence against persons or damage to property”, as well as a “call for an undeclared event on public roads”.

    The two men had called, on social networks, for an operation to take place at Voreppe (Isère).

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • Bryan O’Driscoll

      The mentality of the people behind Macron and the other puppets in Europe is totalitarian. One wonders whether they will give the order for a total crackdown at some point. The ruling class don’t like making any concessions to the peasants and I think that they are bursting with rage at present and would like to crush the ‘yellow vest’ movement. We must hope that the movement spreads as we are all in the same boat. By uniting across the continent perhaps we can pull control from the hands of the Masonic/Zionist scum who are trying to enslave us.

      • uyfsdyhtfsdytfsdytfsdytfsd

        i think all parliaments are just houses of clowns
        If France and Germany too are controlled by people who write opposite side, bye bye Europe

    Europe

    Are the Ukrainian presidential elections “fake”?

    Finnish journalist Janus Putkonen. Photo: SuppliedThe Finnish journalist Janus Putkonen started an international petition to stop the Ukrainian elections. It is unlikely to succeed, but Putkonen is gathering many supporters. So many, that the platform Chance.org “purged” over night 3,000 signatures.

    Serious fun – Russian pranksters shed light on events in Venezuela

    MoscowTwo Russian pranksters have exposed the greed driving the regime change project against Venezuela by the US State Department in daring phone conversations.

    African sets bus with schoolchildren on fire in Italy

    CremonaA 47-year-old African bus driver was held by Carabinieri police on Wednesday after he hijacked a bus with Italian schoolchildren and set the bus on fire. The Senegalese migrant tied the hands of the children with plastic electrical ties in an attempt to kill them, sources said.

    UK Catholic journalist may face prison for misgendering teenager

    LondonBritish police are currently dedicated to fighting "microaggressions" such as "misgendering" people on social media. Meanwhile, out of the 44 police forces, 42 have recorded a rise in knife crime since 2011.

    Turkish suspect detained in Utrecht terror attack which killed 3

    UtrechtA Turkish suspect wanted for killing three people in Utrecht, in the Netherlands on Monday morning has been arrested. The Dutch national coordinator for counterterrorism called it a "terrorist attack".

    Estonian ethno-conservatives invited to coalition talks after election gains

    Estonia Prime Minister Juri Ratas invited the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), a ethno-conservative political party to be part of the government. The party's identitarian youth wing, Blue Awakening, organises frequent nationalist torchlight marches in Estonia.

    More leftist terror against AfD members

    On the night of Monday, left-wing terrorists attacked the Baden-Württemberg AfD MP Carola Wolle.

    UK Gymnastics force females to share changing rooms with transgenders

    LondonBritish gymnastic clubs have adopted a ruling that female gymnasts of all ages must share their changing facilities and toilets with males who claim to identify as women.

    Soros’ invasion forces

    The Hungarian-American Billionaire George Soros is in the cross hairs of a campaign by the Hungarian government. Is it “antisemitic” to criticize the finance tycoon – or is he a danger for the European continent and the world? The Soros’ sponsored “Project Syndicate” is the pinnacle of Europe’s most notorious enemies.

    US Ambassador threatens Germany with no intel sharing over Huawei

    BerlinThe German government has been warned that it could lose access to American intelligence if purchases 5G wireless equipment from China’s Huawei telecommunications.

    Go to archive