French government wants to unannounced protests heavier punishment

icipate in demonstrations that do not when the authorities are notified, in France, soon to be more heavily punished. The government wants the law tightened as a reaction to the out of hand protests by the ‘Yellow Shirts’.

“We have the right to demonstrate and protect and those who violate the law punishing”, says the French premier Édouard Philippe Monday against the French channel TF1.

With the new law the government wants the riots by activists and vandals curb and the public to restore order. These regulations may be based on an existing law that individual overlastgevers from football stadiums weert.

There are also harsher penalties for protesters who behind a mask, or a balaclava to wear. Now this leads at most to a fine.


Several fires in the centre of Paris by ‘Yellow Shirts’

Over 5300 arrests during protests

In France caused the movement with the ‘Yellow Vests’ a crisis almost every week, chaos in the big cities. So far the police have already more than 5,300 arrests have been made.

According to information from the ministry of Justice, in the hands of the newspaper, Le Monde, resulted in 815 cases to a conviction in a snelrechtprocedure. 152 people ended up in the cell.

Initially protested by the activists against the increase of fuel prices, but now they founded themselves against the overall policy of president Emmanuel Macron.

Saturday there were, after a dip around Christmas, again about 50,000 people on the streets. The movement wrote before the protest in an open letter to Macron that the ‘Yellow Shirts’ are ready “much further to go”.

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