After a busy weekend, the number of yellow jackets on the road fell day by day, from 290,000 demonstrators counted Saturday to 27,000 Monday and 15,000 Wednesday. But the act of "serious and repetitive violence" at certain points of blockage concerns the authorities, who are faced with mobilization without a clearly appointed organizer or leader. A movement that has spread on social networks outside the political and trade union framework. The Yellow Vest demonstration can be held Saturday on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris, this place offers "necessary security conditions," the Interior Ministry said Thursday in a statement, warning that "the judicial response would be difficult if there were problems." made to organize this event on the Champ-de-Mars. This place offers the necessary security conditions, can accommodate the protesters, "Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Foreign Minister Laurent Nunez said, adding that" security tools "would also be formed to protect the" sensitive places "of the capital.
According to a statement by Vinci Autoroutes, at 10 o'clock on Thursday, the trend "improved, even if some points of interference persisted".
According to information from various French branches of Bleu, access to the Brest oil depot was completely blocked on Thursday morning because about fifteen yellow vests. In Nord-Pas-de-Calais, traffic on the A2 and A16 highways is sometimes disrupted. At Eure, around 300 people spent the night at various dams, and at Seine-Maritime, yellow vests were still at the entrance of several bridges. France Bleu also reported that a filter dam had been installed in front of the Amazon warehouse in Montélimar in Drôme. The penurie.mon-essence.fr website reports that 70 partially broken fuel service stations and one, located in Aix-en-Provence, were completely broken.
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Yellow vest and CGT
The oil depot La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhone) was paralyzed on Thursday by a strike in the CGT call, some strikers occupying Total's bundle access platform, had been blocked by yellow vests, studied from union sources. The management platform, joining Agence France-Presse, was unable in the morning to assess the impact of the strike on the company's operations which had around 330 employees. According to Fabien Cros, the CGT was selected, the 24-hour strike could be renewed, followed by 87% of employees posted Thursday morning.
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"Annual branch salary negotiations have opened today. This is a day of mobilization at all sites facing the threat of termination of employment," he told Agence France-Presse. "There are no oil products entering or leaving the depot," he said, adding that around 150 CGT strikers distributed flyers at the roundabout access to the site, where about fifty yellow vests were installed for several days a screening dam. However, the CGT is prohibited from joining the Yellow Vest, even if the claim of purchasing power is the same. "We are not against the struggle, everything is fine against Macron. There is a total flush," said a CGT attacker on the site, contacted by telephone.