In Paris, ‘Red Scarves’ March to Counter Yellow Vest Protests
French riot police officers standing guard as thousands of “Red Scarf” demonstrators arrive at the Place de la Bastille in Paris on Sunday.
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Jan. 27, 2019
PARIS — Thousands of protesters marched through Paris on Sunday to condemn the violence of the Yellow Vest movement, which has rocked France for weeks with angry protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Some 10,000 people turned out for the counter-demonstration, a day after an 11th consecutive Saturday of Yellow Vest demonstrations across France was marked by sporadic clashes with police.
On Sunday, demonstrators marched with signs displaying slogans like “stop the violence” and “hands off my Republic. ” Some, taking a branding cue from the Yellow Vests, wore red scarves, casting themselves as the Foulards Rouges.