Yellow Vest Protests Return to France

Published September 15th, 2020 - 05:31 GMT

The first Yellow Vest protest since coronavirus lockdown has taken place in Paris on Saturday as the police arrested more than 200 people and fired tear gas to suppress the demonstrators.

The 'Yellow Vest' movement has first kicked off in France in November 2018 and it was named for the yellow high-visibility jackets French motorists carry in their vehicles.

On the other hand, the last Gilet Jaunes protest happened on March 14, three days before France announces total lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic.

On Saturday protests, the police revealed that they have arrested over 250 people in for questioning and issued warnings to 90 others.

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Protesters cover their faces from the tears gas smoke during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Protesters cover their faces from the tears gas smoke during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

A man holds a placard reading "Tomorrow the sky will be yellow" as protesters wearing protectice face masks gather to take part in a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A man holds a placard reading "Tomorrow the sky will be yellow" as protesters wearing protectice face masks gather to take part in a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester wearing a face mask holds a sign reading "To arts citizen, free the creation" as they take part in a demonstration called by the "Yellow Vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 12, 2020. Philippe LOPEZ / AFP

A protester wearing a face mask holds a sign reading "To arts citizen, free the creation" as they take part in a demonstration called by the "Yellow Vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 12, 2020. Philippe LOPEZ / AFP

A man, with a slight head injury, confronts French riot police during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in the French capital Paris on September 12, 2020. It is not clear how the protester was injured. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

A man, with a slight head injury, confronts French riot police during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in the French capital Paris on September 12, 2020. It is not clear how the protester was injured. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Protesters takes cover after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters takes cover after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester clean her eyes after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester clean her eyes after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester holds a French national flag surrounded by smoke of tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester holds a French national flag surrounded by smoke of tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters light flares during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters light flares during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester wearing a protective face mask stands in front of riot police officers during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

A protester wearing a protective face mask stands in front of riot police officers during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters wearing protectice face masks holds placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters wearing protectice face masks holds placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP

Protesters cover their faces from the tears gas smoke during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
A man holds a placard reading "Tomorrow the sky will be yellow" as protesters wearing protectice face masks gather to take part in a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester wearing a face mask holds a sign reading "To arts citizen, free the creation" as they take part in a demonstration called by the "Yellow Vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 12, 2020. Philippe LOPEZ / AFP
A man, with a slight head injury, confronts French riot police during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in the French capital Paris on September 12, 2020. It is not clear how the protester was injured. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Protesters takes cover after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester clean her eyes after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester holds a French national flag surrounded by smoke of tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters light flares during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester wearing a protective face mask stands in front of riot police officers during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters wearing protectice face masks holds placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters cover their faces from the tears gas smoke during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Protesters cover their faces from the tears gas smoke during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
A man holds a placard reading "Tomorrow the sky will be yellow" as protesters wearing protectice face masks gather to take part in a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A man holds a placard reading "Tomorrow the sky will be yellow" as protesters wearing protectice face masks gather to take part in a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester wearing a face mask holds a sign reading "To arts citizen, free the creation" as they take part in a demonstration called by the "Yellow Vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 12, 2020. Philippe LOPEZ / AFP
A protester wearing a face mask holds a sign reading "To arts citizen, free the creation" as they take part in a demonstration called by the "Yellow Vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 12, 2020. Philippe LOPEZ / AFP
A man, with a slight head injury, confronts French riot police during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in the French capital Paris on September 12, 2020. It is not clear how the protester was injured. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
A man, with a slight head injury, confronts French riot police during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in the French capital Paris on September 12, 2020. It is not clear how the protester was injured. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Protesters takes cover after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters takes cover after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester clean her eyes after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester clean her eyes after police fired flee tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester holds a French national flag surrounded by smoke of tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester holds a French national flag surrounded by smoke of tear gas during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters light flares during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters light flares during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester wearing a protective face mask stands in front of riot police officers during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
A protester wearing a protective face mask stands in front of riot police officers during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters wearing protectice face masks holds placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP
Protesters wearing protectice face masks holds placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement on September 12, 2020 in Paris. Alain JOCARD / AFP