PARIS | France: ‘Yellow vest’ violence prompts ‘red scarves’ rally

PARIS | France: ‘Yellow vest’ violence prompts ‘red scarves’ rally

PARIS —Jan 27, 2019— Some 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday to protest acts of violence and vandalism on the sidelines of anti-government demonstrations by the largely peaceful yellow vest movement.

The “red scarves” demonstration came amid growing divisions around the 11-week-old yellow vest phenomenon, which has led to rioting in Paris and other cities, exposed deep discontent with President Emmanuel Macron and prompted national soul-searching.

Protest damage to the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris in December was a turning point for many of the counter-protesters at Sunday’s march.

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