Yellow Vests Start Fresh Protests in France

Published September 8th, 2019 - 06:29 GMT

Yellow vest protesters have re-launched rallies in several French cities on Saturday, calling for social justice and the ouster of the French President Emmanuel Macron.

France police announced that about 1,500 protesters have gathered in the southern city of Montpellier as they set a police car on fire. However, officers used tear gas to try to disperse the crowd.

On the other hand, reports revealed that over 11 people have been killed and thousands injured in the protests which started in November of last year.

 

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A protester holds a sign reading "RIC" (for "Citizen's Initiated Referendum") during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester holds a sign reading "RIC" (for "Citizen's Initiated Referendum") during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Street medics use a fire extinguishers on a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Street medics use a fire extinguishers on a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester holds a placard reading "Mr Macron President of rich people. Can we live with 650 euros per month ? No" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester holds a placard reading "Mr Macron President of rich people. Can we live with 650 euros per month ? No" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

French firefighters spray water to extinguish a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

French firefighters spray water to extinguish a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Protesters stand amid smoke from tear gas and behind a banner reading "Montpellier, Hong Kong, the international revolution" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Protesters stand amid smoke from tear gas and behind a banner reading "Montpellier, Hong Kong, the international revolution" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Members of the 'Yellow vests' mouvement protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva against the police violence in France and the use of the LBD40 weapon manufactured in Switzerland, on August 31, 2019 in Geneva. ELOI ROUYER / AFP

Members of the 'Yellow vests' mouvement protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva against the police violence in France and the use of the LBD40 weapon manufactured in Switzerland, on August 31, 2019 in Geneva. ELOI ROUYER / AFP

Protesters face French anti-riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Protesters face French anti-riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

French anti-riot police officers use a water canon during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

French anti-riot police officers use a water canon during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester dressed in black takes a picture of a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France, on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester dressed in black takes a picture of a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France, on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Protesters walk past burning trash bins during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

Protesters walk past burning trash bins during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP

A protester holds a sign reading "RIC" (for "Citizen's Initiated Referendum") during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Street medics use a fire extinguishers on a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester holds a placard reading "Mr Macron President of rich people. Can we live with 650 euros per month ? No" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French firefighters spray water to extinguish a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters stand amid smoke from tear gas and behind a banner reading "Montpellier, Hong Kong, the international revolution" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Members of the 'Yellow vests' mouvement protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva against the police violence in France and the use of the LBD40 weapon manufactured in Switzerland, on August 31, 2019 in Geneva. ELOI ROUYER / AFP
Protesters face French anti-riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French anti-riot police officers use a water canon during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester dressed in black takes a picture of a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France, on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters walk past burning trash bins during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester holds a sign reading "RIC" (for "Citizen's Initiated Referendum") during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester holds a sign reading "RIC" (for "Citizen's Initiated Referendum") during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Street medics use a fire extinguishers on a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Street medics use a fire extinguishers on a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester holds a placard reading "Mr Macron President of rich people. Can we live with 650 euros per month ? No" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester holds a placard reading "Mr Macron President of rich people. Can we live with 650 euros per month ? No" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French firefighters spray water to extinguish a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French firefighters spray water to extinguish a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters stand amid smoke from tear gas and behind a banner reading "Montpellier, Hong Kong, the international revolution" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters stand amid smoke from tear gas and behind a banner reading "Montpellier, Hong Kong, the international revolution" during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Members of the 'Yellow vests' mouvement protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva against the police violence in France and the use of the LBD40 weapon manufactured in Switzerland, on August 31, 2019 in Geneva. ELOI ROUYER / AFP
Members of the 'Yellow vests' mouvement protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva against the police violence in France and the use of the LBD40 weapon manufactured in Switzerland, on August 31, 2019 in Geneva. ELOI ROUYER / AFP
Protesters face French anti-riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters face French anti-riot police officers during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French anti-riot police officers use a water canon during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
French anti-riot police officers use a water canon during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester dressed in black takes a picture of a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France, on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
A protester dressed in black takes a picture of a burning French Municipal Police car on the sidelines of an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Montpellier, southern France, on September 7, 2019. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters walk past burning trash bins during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP
Protesters walk past burning trash bins during an anti-government demonstration called by the "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement on September 7, 2019 in Montpellier, southern France. Pascal GUYOT / AFP