Saturday rallies, other Sunday and a possible return on the roundabouts … Three months after the start of the protest, the calls to protest are very fragmented for act 14 of the "yellow vests". The mobilization decreased during the last three Saturdays, in particular for the act 13 which gathered 51.400 people, according to the figures of the Ministry of the Interior, regularly contested by the movement.
For Act 14, the movement's intentions have rarely been so unreadable at the end of a week when two iconic yellow vests, driver Eric Drouet and former boxer Christophe Dettinger, were judged on Paris.
"Insurrection" or pacifist march in Paris?
In the capital, several calls coexist on social networks, with radically different slogans. One of the most popular calls for "insurrections" and "block the place of the star for as long as possible" Saturday.
The most followed call gives him, rendezvous Sunday on the artery in Paris, three months to the day after the beginning of the movement, for a manifestation "declared and peaceful". The route plans to descend the Champs-Elysées and pass left bank before the National Assembly, the Ministry of Labor and the Medef, before joining the Champ de Mars.
A "homecoming" on the roundabouts
In Bordeaux and
Toulouse, other strongholds of the protest, gatherings are planned early Saturday afternoon, preludes to parades that often ended in violence. In the Midi-Pyrénées, but also in the East, several groups call on them to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the movement with a "homecoming", with
gatherings on the roundabouts Saturday morning.
Meetings are also planned Saturday in Marseille, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Nice, St. Etienne, Bourg-en-Bresse, Thionville, Rouen, Pontivy, Alencon, Reims or Boulogne-sur-Mer. But after three months of protest, support for "yellow vests" crumbles in public opinion. For the first time since November, a majority of French (56%) want the mobilization stops, according to an Elabe poll released Wednesday.