New day of mobilization of "yellow cardigans" on three days of the national debate

"No class struggle, all with the Bourgeois": for their ninth day of mobilization, the "yellow vests" want to build a new hotbed of protest in Bourges, next to Paris, to demonstrate that their anger has not been extinguished, three days of the national debate presupposed the to appease crisis.

If we still know its size, the mobilization can, according to the head of the national police, return to the level before Christmas: December 15, 66,000 people were counted in France, according to official figures challenged by the "yellow vests".

In recent days, more "yellow vests" were mobilized: almost 2,500 were identified, according to a source nearby.

For the first time since the start of the movement, a big call was made for a rally in Bourges. According to Priscillia Ludosky, it is one of the historical figures of "yellow vests" to "demonstrate our unity in the middle of France".

As she explained Friday evening about "Lived, the media of the yellow cardigan": "It happens in Bourges because many regions have already moved, especially in Paris, Bourges is the center of France", in addition to the homophony with the " bourgeois "that some enjoy.

The Prefect of the Cher has made arrangements to prohibit any meeting in the historic center of the city, and museums, gardens and public buildings of the city remain closed on Saturdays. Timestamps and street furniture were dismantled and banks protected their facades with multiplex panels.

Other conversations were launched to meet in Paris, including Eric Drouet, one of the initiators of the movement that began two months ago. The exact location will probably only be announced at the last minute.

– "Not to break the agent" –

"I want to show a lot of people that people are there, show that the numbers they say are fake, and if it gets a little vinegar I'll come back", says Patrick Lerest, 62, yellow cardigan in Nemours (Seine- et-Marne).

"I'm not going to break the agent," he continues. I want a quiet demo. My goal is not to take the full face. We are tired of being gassed.

The police commissioner of Paris fears indeed "more radical", claims "week after week to observe a drive to more and more violent behavior".

The level of mobilization of the security forces has thus returned to the level of mid-December with 80,000 deployed police forces, of which 5,000 in Paris, where armored vehicles from the gendarmerie return.

"Those who call events tomorrow know that there will be violence and therefore they have their share of responsibility." That things are clear, "said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, interviewed on Facebook by Brut, a media praised by the "yellow cardigans".

The images of the riots in the streets of Paris, especially on 1 December, shocked France, but also abroad, as a result of which the number of tourists in the capital fell in recent months.

Since the beginning of the movement, 10 people have died at blocking points and more than 1,600 people have been injured, of which 58 are serious.

A little behind with the holiday season, the mobilization is on the rise and violence broke out, especially in Paris, during the law 8, 5 January.

The entry of a ministry, where the spokesperson for the Benjamin Griveaux government was, was destroyed by a construction machine, while an ex-boxer, Christophe Dettinger, had gendarmes on a footbridge above the Seine.

On several videos, Travelers called for the mobilization on Saturday in Paris to support the latter, nicknamed the "Gypsy Massy".

On Friday, on the contrary, the head of state called on the French to seize the "big opportunity" that represents the big debate that should start Tuesday.

This consultation "is an essential moment and very useful for our country," said the president, who will publish the "letter to the French" on Monday, explaining the objectives of the debate.

He praised "the meaning of the effort" and added that "the problems our society is going through are sometimes due to the fact that far too many of our fellow citizens think that we can get" something "without it being done" .

Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Metz, Nancy Rennes, Nimes, Bar-le-Duc, Besançon or Saint-Brieuc … Meetings are planned throughout the country.

Some also call for massive cash withdrawals from distributors, without arousing the concerns of the banking sector.