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The first day of a weekend of protests by the Yellow Vests today in France with 5000 on the streets of Paris according to the authorities. Tear gas used against some on the Champs-Elysees late in the afternoon.

More will rally and march in Paris tomorrow with four events listed to mark the three month anniversary of the Yellow Vests protests.


The government says 41,500 protested.

Thousands on the streets in Bordeaux with police making a handful of arrests alleging objects thrown at them. Media estimating some 4 to 5 thousand with the government refusing to offer any estimate.

"We are not tired"

one message from the protesters who also carried banners about police violence against protesters.

A7 - Motorway - Exit - Lyon - Hours

The A7 motorway blocked at the south exit in Lyon for two hours late in the afternoon.

A thousand protesters reported in Lyon in the city center.

Roundabout - Traffic - Circle - Toll - Vests

Many "roundabout" (traffic circle) protests with toll booth Yellow Vests allowing motorists through without having to pay toll on the many highways turned over to private companies by the government for operation.

2000 protested in Marseille marching to the north side of the city with 12 protesters who will continue on to Paris meeting other protesters along the way.

Citizens - Referendum - Initiative

They are promoting the Citizens Referendum Initiative.

Some 2000 demonstrating in Brittany at Pontivy with the police forcing protesters out of the town center.

Coffins - Democracy - Front - War - Memorial

Coffins to represent democracy were placed in front a war memorial and government office.

On February 5th the National Assembly passed a new law to restrict protests, a law pushed by President Macron and his party "La Republic En Marche".

Authorities - Right - People - Judges - Protests

It would give local authorities the right to exclude specific people from protesting and allow judges to ban protests...
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