The Yellow Vests were back and joining them, according to CNBC, were thousands of anti-globalisation and environmental activists, as well as Basque separatists on Saturday near the French coastal resort of Biarritz, to demand action from the G7 members who were meeting there. The French towns were overrun by protesters, and even the small town of Hendaye on the French border with Spain saw protests.
The banners were waving for causes ranging from gay rights to Palestine, but the messages were aimed at the US, Germany, France and Britain as the others, Canada and Italy joined the host, France for three days of talks. Many were holding signs “Save the Amazon” as they marched under the blue skies from Hendaye to the town of Irun, Spain. More than 13,000 police officers, backed by soldiers, are guarding the Bairritz summit site and police feared that anarchist groups might have tried to derail the other protests. Police arrested 17 people for hiding their faces.
However, there were no immediate signs of radical groups as police did their best to separate some more radical protesters. The protesters were bringing light to arctic melting and the Amazon rain forest fires as well as trans-rights for the disabled.