Numbers down from December peak
Several thousand protestors have been marching across France in the 10th week of “yellow vest” demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government.
The numbers are down on those seen before Christmas, but the hardcore demonstrators remain unimpressed by the French President’s promise of a national debate on the country’s future.
"We don’t believe in the 'great debate' “ said protestor Jonathan Gaby. “Because it’s just consultations with citizens in which the government won’t listen to anything. We don’t want to be consulted we want to decide."
The French government put the turnout across the country at 80 000. The demonstrations were largely peaceful in contrast to the violent clashes seen in December.