Sunday, March 31, 2019

20th Week Of Anti-Government Demonstrations Continue Throughout France

One of the yellow vest protesters stands on a raised platform in front of the Eiffel Tower and waves the tricolour flag of France

Daily Mail: Baton-wielding police batter French yellow vest protesters as violence breaks out at 20th week of demonstrations amid fears bank workers could be targeted next

* Protesters took to streets to stage 'Act 20', the 20th consecutive anti-government protests despite bans
* Police have so far struggled to contain violence by highly-organised demonstrators since protests began
* There were again outbreaks of violence today as riot police with batons and shields clashed with protesters
* President Macron reacted to protests by embarking on cross-country tour as part of a 'Great National Debate'

French 'yellow vest' demonstrators clashed with baton-wielding riot police during the 20th consecutive week of anti-government protests despite bans in hotspot areas.

The Gilet Jaunes took to the streets for a protest dubbed 'Act 20' as banks called for an end to violence against branches, cash machines and personnel.

Iconic sites such as the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris and the centre of Bordeaux, in southwestern France, were declared off limits to demonstrations, with police enforcing the bans in the areas.

In the southern French town of Avignon, violence erupted as police with riot shields and batons forced protesters out of the narrow streets of the medieval city centre.

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WNU Editor: My friends in France are telling me that President Macron has embarked on a cross-country tour as part of a 'Great National Debate' on his policies. But according to them these events are tightly controlled and the participants are screened. So much for having a debate.

More News On The Unrest In France

France’s yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries -- AP
French 'yellow vests' stage 20th week of anti-government protests -- AFP
'Yellow vest' numbers down in 20th week of French protests -- Reuters
Tear gas, skirmishes: Yellow Vests flood streets of France in Act XX (VIDEO) -- RT

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