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Gilets Jaunes Return Ready to Launch New Protests.

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France today will reach a new stage in relaxing some of its stricter lockdown rules- a move, which started on the 11th of May,  described as “Déconfinement”.

France Inter reports this morning that there are calls today, Saturday, in Paris, Toulouse and elsewhere, for the Gilets Jaunes to begin their demonstrations again.

The right to protest, in large groups (note no social distancing in picture), against “Macron’s” rule, is seen by some as a democratic demand.

Some marches, such as one in Rouen, have already been banned. For the moment reports indicate they will not defy this decision. For the moment.

British supporters of the ‘Yellow Jackets’ will perhaps find themselves in a quandary: will the back breaking social distancing (“distanciation sociale”),  in France (even the rule which now stands at 1 metre) while calling for it in the UK?




To many people these protests, whatever their justified dislike of Macron, look more like the actions of the rabble backing Donald Trump than left wing activities.



Seine-Maritime : une trentaine de « gilets jaunes » délogés par les forces de l’ordre près de Rouen 


Some are asking if they will return to there little folklorique camps on roundabouts.


Written by Andrew Coates

May 16, 2020 at 7:57 am

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  1. Meanwhile in the UK the conspi far right, including Piers Corbyn, are also out protesting

    Andrew Coates

    May 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm

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