Millions for Notre Dame – but nothing for us, say gilets jaunesMillions for Notre Dame – but nothing for us, say gilets jaunesRiot police and protesters have fought running battles in the centre of Paris as gilets jaunes anti-government demonstrators in fluorescent yellow vests led street marches over what they called “a crisis” of high taxes and economic inequality. “Millions for Notre Dame, what about for us, the poor?” read a sign worn by a demonstrator. “Everything for Notre Dame, nothing for Les Misérables,” read another sign that evoked Victor Hugo’s novel. Gilets jaunes banned from protesting near Notre Dame in Paris Read moreBy 5pm, as hundreds remained in the area, the main square was largely calm, with occasional clashes between police and demonstrators on side streets. When Notre Dame cathedral caught fire on Monday night, the centrist French president Macron cancelled a speech in which he was to make policy announcements aimed at calming the yellow vest movement.
Source: The Guardian April 20, 2019 16:14 UTC