This Saturday, September 18 marks the tenth consecutive weekend of protest against the extension of the health pass and compulsory vaccination for certain professions.
The mobilization should remain stable, since nearly 120,000 people are expected by the authorities throughout France, including only 15,000 in the streets of Paris, reports
Last week, the demonstrators were 121,000 according to the Ministry of the Interior, including 19,000 in Paris.
On September 4, they were 142,000 in France.
A mobilization that has continued to decline since August.
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In the capital this Saturday, three demonstrations have for the moment been declared at the Prefecture of Police.
At 12 noon, a first procession of “yellow vests” will leave from the Place du Maréchal Juin (17th district) to reach the Sentier district (10th district).
At the same time, another mobilization led by the association "Force Jaune", represented by the historical figure of the "yellow vests" Sophie Tissier, will start from the place Pierre-Laroque (7th), next to the Ministry of Solidarity and Santé, and will travel to Port Royal (at the junction between the 5th, 6th and 14th arrondissements).
Announced on Twitter by Florian Philippot, the Les Patriotes movement will meet for “
a parade for freedom
” at 2:00 pm Place du Trocadéro (16th).
Friday evening the route had not yet been communicated.
Zones closed to demonstrators in several cities
In Montpellier, an event is organized at Place de la Comédie from 2 p.m.
However, the Hérault prefecture has indicated that “
due to a risk of disturbing public order, any event organized in the city center is prohibited on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 10 am to 8 pm outside of 'a [determined] route
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The city center of Nancy will also be made inaccessible to opponents of the health pass, the prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle having maintained the perimeter of prohibition to demonstrate.
The organizers plead for their side for the
"right to demonstrate"
the Republican East.
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Finally, in Lyon, following clashes between demonstrators and the police in recent weeks, the prefecture has set up a perimeter of prohibition of demonstrations from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
The Presqu'île, Place des Terreaux, Rue Victor Hugo and Place Carnot will be concerned.
Last week, the Paris police headquarters reported 104 arrests in the capital and 187 verbalizations after clashes between demonstrators and the police. In Toulouse, where the hypercentre is also prohibited to demonstrators, the mobilization was also punctuated by violence, but this time between extreme left and extreme right groups.