French yellow vests “are still mobilised” and will protest on Saturday and New Year’s Eve, organisers say

Friday, December 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

28 December 2018

According to several of the Yellow Vest movement, protests will continue through January, including this Saturday and New Year’s Eve.

“The yellow vests are still mobilised,” Laetitia Dewalle, a spokeswoman of the Yellow Vests, said on Thursday.

Besides the seventh weekend of protests, another spokesman, Benjamin Cauchy, said protesters would be out on New Year’s Eve as well, “to show that the mobilisation will not end in the new year”, France24 reports.

Cauchy further added that if the concessions made so far by President Emmanuel Macron did not add up, “we will end up with a large-scale mobilisation in late January”.

Paris officials announced on Thursday that New Year’s Eve celebrations will go ahead on the Champs-Elysées as planned for the traditionally tens of thousands of tourists and locals ringing in the new year, despite the protests.

The planned fireworks display with a sound and light show will continue as planned with this year’s theme, “fraternity”.

The Yellow Vests protests have continued, though not the same numbers as in November, possibly due to the holidays or possibly as some are split willing to engage discourse with the government whilst others remain steadfast in their protests at the barricades.

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