Ild i gaderne: De Gule Veste fortsætter protester i Frankrig

Der var færre demonstranter, men stadigvæk voldsomme sammenstød i Paris.

  • Protesterne fortsatte. Der blev sat ild til bilerne i gaderne i flere franske byer i dag. (Foto: Zakaria Abdelkafi © Ritzau Scanpix)
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Protestbevægelsen med tilnavnet "De Gule Veste" fortsatte i dag sine store demonstrationer i Frankrig mod høje leveomkostninger og landets præsident, Emmanuel Macron.

Det var ottende lørdag i træk, at demonstranterne var på gaden. Ifølge nyhedsbureauet AFP var nogle hundrede mødt op i Paris.

Også i andre franske byer var folk på gaden for at ytre deres utilfredshed.

Selv om demonstrationerne fortsætter, så er antallet af deltagende faldet en del, siden tusindvis af personer deltog i usædvanligt voldsomme demonstrationer tilbage i november og december.

Lørdagens protester begyndte roligt i den franske hovedstad.

Ud på eftermiddagen opstod der dog sammenstød mellem demonstranterne og det franske politi. Der blev blandt andet kastet genstande efter politiet og sat ild til skraldespande på den kendte gade Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Politiet affyrede også tåregås mod de hundredvis af demonstranter, der forsøgte at nå frem til den franske Nationalforsamling.

  • Yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" anti-government protestors pile up materiel to construct a barricade on a street during clashes with security personnel in Paris on January 5, 2019. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP) (Foto: Zakaria Abdelkafi © Scanpix)
  • Motorcycles and a wheelie bin lie across a street in Paris on January 5, 2019, during clashes between yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" anti-government protestors and security personnel. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP) (Foto: Zakaria Abdelkafi © Scanpix)
  • TOPSHOT - A "Yellow Vest" (Gilets jaunes) anti-government protester kicks a teargas shell during a rally in Nantes on January 5, 2019, during a nationwide day of demonstrations. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Foto: LOIC VENANCE © Scanpix)
  • TOPSHOT - Yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" anti-government protestors wave a French national flag during a rally in Paris on January 5, 2019. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP) (Foto: Zakaria Abdelkafi © Scanpix)
  • TOPSHOT - Yellow vest protestors demonstrate with placards reading 'RIC' for "Citizens' Initiative Referendum" in Perpignan, southern France, on January 5, 2019, during a rally by yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" anti-government protestors. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by RAYMOND ROIG / AFP) (Foto: Raymond Roig © Scanpix)
  • TOPSHOT - "Yellow Vest" (Gilets jaunes) anti-government protesters run as teargas shells are launched by security personnel during clashes on a street in Rouen, north-western France on January 5, 2019, part of a day of national demonstrations. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Foto: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU © Scanpix)
  • TOPSHOT - "Yellow Vest" (Gilets jaunes) anti-government protesters gather near a burning 'wheelie bin' on a street in Rouen, north-western France on January 5, 2019, during a nationwide day of demonstrations. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Foto: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU © Scanpix)
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Ikke så voldsomt som tidligere

Stadig var urolighederne dog ikke på niveau med de voldelige demonstrationer, der fandt sted i slutningen af 2018.

"De Gule Veste" har fået sit tilnavn på grund af de neongule sikkerhedsveste, som mange af demonstranterne bærer.

Indledningsvist demonstrerede de mod præsident Macrons plan om at indføre højere afgifter på benzin og diesel.

Siden da har det dog spredt sig til at være en mere generel kritik af Macron. Franskmændene beskylder ham for at være ligeglad med problemer, som almindelige mennesker slås med.

Macron har forsøgt at imødekomme demonstranterne. Blandt andet ved at hæve mindstelønnen i landet med 100 euro - 750 kroner - om måneden.

Præsidenten indledte dog også 2019 med i sin nytårstale at sige, at franskmændene må "acceptere virkeligheden".

41-årige Macron har været præsident i Frankrig siden maj 2017.

/ritzau/AFP

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