Yellow Vests March For 13th Saturday Against Macron’s Gov’t

One Yellow Vests group seeks to participate in electoral politics while another group vows to build resistance against neoliberalism.

The “Yellow Vests” seize the streets of France again to carry out their 13th Saturday of national demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal policies.

Since the first march on Nov. 17, 2018, the Yellow Vests movement has been transforming goals and tactics permanently. Now, inside the movement, there is a group that seeks to participate in electoral politics and another group that builds resistance to neoliberalism from the streets

In Paris, the Yellow Vests gathered in the morning around the Arc de Triomphe. The marchers are expected to cross the Champs Elysees and pass in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Assembly and the Senate. The march will end in the Champ of Mars, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in the afternoon.

In other cities such as Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Rouen or Caen, demonstrations will be performed throughout the day. Some of these gatherings called to protest a law that was approved, this week, by the National Assembly which seeks to control the citizens’ demonstrations.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.