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Yellow vests: ‘Notre Dame is not us’

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Reportage. Yellow vest protesters were indignant that the French president postponed an address ‘because of a fire at a cathedral.’

written by Anna Maria Merlo

Topic European Union


April 23, 2019

Act XXIII of the yellow vest protests took place Saturday, and it came with a “second ultimatum” directed at Macron by the “ultra-yellow” wing, who are extremely disappointed by the leaks coming out regarding what the French President was going to say in his “response” addressing the people’s demands from the national popular consultation. He was slated to deliver his televised address on Monday, but he cancelled it due to the Notre Dame fire, and is instead planning to hold a press conference on Thursday, April 25.

There were slightly more participants in the protests compared to the previous week: according to figures published by the Ministry of the Interior, 27,000 people took to the streets across France, 7,000 of them in Paris.

In the French capital, two protest marches were officially authorized, but........

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