Over 30,000 protestors took to the streets of France on Saturday, the 22nd consecutive Saturday in which they walked through the streets of Paris, Toulouse, and a dozen other towns and cities across the country. About 5,000 staged a rally in Paris, again facing off riot police and ignoring the controversial anti-roiting law that took effect on April 11th.
According to the French press, on social media, the Yellow Vest protestors marched on Saturday, taking the fight to President Emmanuel “Macron and his world” and to “show that everything is just getting started after the results of the big debate.”
Last week, “Act 21” of the protests drew 22,300 people onto the streets, the Interior Ministry said, the lowest since official numbers have been kept, However, this week the official number was 31,000, a significant increase. These protests have been interesting as they started in mid-November and lasted throughout the winter which some deaths and many injuries.
The new law that has been put into place makes it illegal to cover one`s face during demonstrations. The New Anti-rioting law, which was partially censured by the Constitutional Council before taking effect has been condemned by dozens of organizations.