Several events were underway this Saturday afternoon, three months after the start of the movement. At 2 pm, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 10,200 demonstrators throughout France, including 3,000 in Paris. According to the official figures, challenged by the "yellow vests", the mobilization for this day would be down compared to the previous week at the same time, where 12,100 demonstrators had been identified in France by the Ministry including 4000 in Paris

Towards an exhaustion of mobilization

The mobilization decreases overall every Saturday since mid-January. According to the authorities' figures, on 19 January the number of "yellow vests" reached 84,000, they were 69,000 on January 26, then 58,600 on February 2 and finally 51,400 people on February 9. Figures, however, contest the "yellow vests" that had identified Saturday, February 9 at least 110,000 protesters

A feeling of weariness among the French

This drying up of the mobilization seems to go hand in hand with a feeling of weariness of a majority of French (56%) who wish that the movement stops. If a majority of French (58%) continue to approve the fight of the "yellow vests", two thirds think that the type of mobilization of Saturday does not correspond any more to the initial claims around the purchasing power.

The executive gave $ 10 billion and taxed overtime and satisfied a number of claims. In the same way, the debate responds to this demand to be heard and to express oneself.

In addition, acts of violence are condemned by the population. Even if the tension seemed to diminish 26 people were arrested Saturday in Paris. Clashes took place in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nantes and Lyon. At Le Mans, the residence of Sarthe MP Damien Pichereau (LREM) was completely destroyed, "and in Rouen, four yellow vests were slightly injured by a car.

In Paris, the writer and essayist Alain Finkielkraut suffered anti-Semitic insults.

Moreover, the movement is struggling to find a unity.

The "yellow vest" Ingrid Levavasseur announced on Wednesday 13 February that she was abandoning the list of the "Citizens' Initiative Rally" (RIC) she wanted to run for the European elections, explaining that she wanted to "get back on track" and " smooth the name RIC "without, however," giving up ". "I officially disassociate myself from the rallying of citizen initiative (which does not mean that I give up presenting a list for European women)," she insisted on her Twitter account.

This is not the first time that the RIC list has known since its debut in January some disappointments. Hayk Shahinyan, had announced "take a step back" at the end of January by renouncing his role as director of the campaign. Two members of the list then announced to give up.

On January 31, it was Brigitte Lapeyronie who was deploring "that his application to the European forces him to abandon the defense of employees." Then Marc Doyer who said he was the target of death threats and "fake news" because of his support for Emmanuel Macron.

Thus emerging figures are challenged or deemed unrepresentative.

The movement is struggling to structure itself politically: four lists of "yellow vests" were announced in early February for the European elections none being complete.

Wednesday, February 13, Ingrid Levavasseur, therefore threw in the towel by abandoning the list of the "Citizens' Initiative Rally" (RIC) she intended to lead. Meanwhile, Hayk Shahinyan, who had withdrawn from the first list led by Ingrid Levavasseur, announced Sunday, February 10, that he was going to found a new party, the Alternative Citizens Movement (MAC)...

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld