65 people were detained In Paris at the performances of “yellow vests”.
This was reported by the metropolitan police on Saturday, September 21. Mass rallies of the main protest movement of the year in Paris resumed after the summer break.
The arrests at the 45th yellow vest rally in Paris began in the morning. By 10 o’clock police and gendarmes searched 600 people.
A total of 7,500 law enforcement officers are involved in policing in the capital. According to BFM-TV, special police units brought water cannon to the Champs-Elysees. Thirty metro stations were closed in connection with the protests in Paris.
Sources of BFM-TV in the French Interior Ministry note that activists of the informal movement Black Bloc will once again take part in the protests of “yellow vests”. Representatives of the department fear that radicals can provoke pogroms.
Emmanuel Macron called the protesters “yellow vests” “to calm down.” The 45th protest Saturday takes place during National Heritage Days, where French and tourists can visit the usually closed historical sites. “I want these days to pass as calmly as possible. I call on everyone (to protest) in a spirit of mutual understanding,” the French leader said. At the same time, some of the architectural monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe, which was damaged by the pogroms, will be closed due to protests.