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Yellow vests: a demonstration in Paris despite the coronavirus

Despite government recommendations to postpone protests due to the spread of the coronavirus, several hundred vests are demonstrating this Saturday in Paris.

Gathered despite the health crisis in the country. Several hundred yellow vests paraded this Saturday in Paris for their "act 70", despite the recommendations of the government which has prohibited gatherings of more than 100 people and calls to postpone the demonstrations to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Shortly before 2 p.m., the police had made 19 arrests and intervened after clashes towards Boulevard Arago, in the south of the capital, tweeted the Paris police headquarters.

 Movement figures called for "responsibility"

Friday, two figures of the movement, Jérôme Rodrigues and Maxime Nicolle, had however called for "responsibility" in the face of the health crisis and invited to give up this demonstration, which was declared in prefecture and must connect station Montparnasse to Bercy.

The government has decided not to ban the demonstrations, but it invites them to "postpone" them systematically, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday. Like every weekend, the prefecture of police issued a decree prohibiting people claiming to be yellow vests from demonstrating in a perimeter including the institutions, but also the Champs-Elysées, Saint-Lazare station, Les Halles and department stores .

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Friday that the government was lowering the size limit for gatherings in France to 100 people, instead of 1,000 previously, to "curb" the spread of the coronavirus.

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