Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests

French Prime Minister has announced plans to punish people who hold unsanctioned protests after seven weeks of anti-government unrest. His government wants to draft new legislation that will ban troublemakers from protests and clamp down on the wearing of masks at demonstrations. He said 80,000 members of the security forces would be deployed for the next expected wave of protests. Source: BBC

Yellow vests: VIDEO: A riot police officer testifies “We had orders that were extremely aggressive”.

A police officer, working in a Republican Security Company (CRS) that intervened in Paris during the mobilisation of the Yellow Vests, gives his testimony.

This exceptional interview, broadcast on Youtube, lasts 20 minutes. Twenty minutes during which a CRS decided to give his testimony on his experience of policing in the face of the Yellow Vests movement. And his confidences are enough to shock the public. The man, who decided to testify anonymously, braved the ban and risks the dismissal of the National Police. It is qualified as a “whistleblower” by its host. Source Actu17