“The 14th Yellow Vests Act in Mantes: first blows of batons given by the police on Saturday, Feb. 16.”
Despite the police repression, France is experiencing a new weekend of Yellow Vests demonstrations, which started three months ago when citizens rallied for the rejection of fuel price increases and other austerity policies that were announced by President Emmanuel Macron.
In Paris, several requests have been made, at different points, with different messages calling for "insurrections" and the blocking, "as long as possible," of the Charles de Gaulle Place where the Arch of Triumph is located, at the end of the Elysian Fields.
For Sunday, another demonstration is planned to commence at the Champs Elysees and end at the Field of Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
On Feb. 9, the Parisian streets were filled with some 118,200 Yellow Vests, a similar sized crowd is also expected this week.
Whatever the amount, however, the police warned that demonstrators will face a security device "consequent."