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(en) ait russia, 51st week of yellow vests protests [machine translation]

Date Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:57:40 +0200

On November 2, "yellow vests" in France went to the "51st act" of protest in various cities of the country. At the same time, on the evening of November 1, the 4th General Assembly of the movement opened in Montpellier. which will work until Sunday. ---- In Paris, protesters marched from Piazzale Italy to the North Station. They chanted slogans against President Macron and his policies and expressed solidarity with participants in social protests around the world: in Chile, Lebanon, Algeria, etc. The march went without incident, despite the abundance of accompanying police. ---- In Bordeaux, demonstrators in the autumn rain carried a banner demanding the right to a referendum and chanted: "We are here" and "Bordeaux, get up!" No clashes or arrests were reported.
In Rennes, "yellow vests" passed through the city center. Several dozen protesters also tried to break into the shopping center and blocked its work for 45 minutes (https://www.europe1.fr/societe/acte-51-des-gilets-jaunes-nouvelle-mobilisation-dans-plusieurs-villes-de-france-3928928). Protesters were attacked by police and brutally beaten.

In Toulouse, the march of "yellow vests" was held under the motto "The peoples of the world are waking up, continue!". The Facebook movement page stated: "The country is like a boiling pot with a lid on, we are still here for social, tax, environmental justice and genuine democracy" ( https://actu.fr/occitanie/toulouse_31555/toulouse-gilets-jaunes-derouleront-lacte-51-ce-samedi-dans-rues-centre-ville_29103948.html). The march was mostly calm, but there were several clashes with the police who used the gas (https://www.ladepeche.fr/2019/11/02/gilets-jaunes-assemblee-nationale-a-montpellier-et-manifestation-a-toulouse-ce-samedi,8518910.php)

In Verdun, the "yellow vests" held their first regional demonstration since the start of the movement a year ago. Demonstrators gathered from all over the East of the country for 3 hours walked from the periphery of the city to the monument to the fallen in the center. At the end of the action, traffic at a roundabout in Walsheim was symbolically blocked for several minutes. The next regional demonstration in a week should be held in Strasbourg (https://www.estrepublicain.fr/edition-de-verdun/2019/11/03/gilets-jaunes-mobilisation-sous-la-pluie)

On November 1, the 4th "assembly assembly" of the movement opened with about 600 delegates in Montpellier. Among the topics discussed: strengthening communication with the population; specific ways of cooperation with other social movements; organization in the face of repression; definition of friends and enemies; possible participation in municipal elections (unfortunately, aitrus.info comment) (https://www.la-croix.com/France/Politique/A-Montpellier-gilets-jaunes-planchent-nouvelles-formes-dengagements-2019-11-02-1201058020)

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