Posts tagged as Yellow Vests protests

France to deploy military anti-terror force at Gilets Jaunes march

Friday, March 22, 2019

The French government is to deploy its military anti-terror force as reinforcement during Act 19 of Saturday’s Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests, President Emmanuel Macron decided on Wednesday. “The president has requested emergency measures to toughen the security by the armed forces”, Benjamin Griveaux, the spokesperson for the French Elysee Palace, said on Wednesday. The yellow vests, he said, “are not protesters, but rioters”. Alongside the deployment of the French…