On Saturday, several multi-event protests took place all over France, before the big national day on March 16th marked the end of the great debate. At 14h, there were 7000 "yellow vests", including 2800 in Paris according to the Interior.

In total, according to the figures of the Ministry of the Interior, 2,800 demonstrators were identified in Paris at 14 hours, against 1320 in the act 16. This increase in participation is also recorded in the regions, since 7,000 people were counted throughout France, against 5,600 on March 2.

While the latter evoked a "decisive act" by multiplying the various actions.

Nearly four months after the beginning of the movement, the "yellow vests" did not flag but last week-end, mobilization was out of breath. For the "act 17", the time is therefore to revive with new actions such as sit-in, flash-mob, parades with feminist collectives ...

The cortege started at 11 am from the Champs-Elysees towards the Luxembourg Gardens. At the head, the "pink vests", these maternal assistance mobilized since February 2 against the reform of their unemployment compensation, as well as the collective # 8mars15h40 which calls to wear a purple scarf to denounce pay inequalities and sexist and sexual violence.

But on the Champs-Elysees, the situation is somewhat confusing. Part of the procession did not follow the main, led by women.

The avenue was cut in two by a CRS dam with trucks and water cannon, at Galileo Street. Many "yellow vests" remained static for several hours, before being joined a little later by protesters who had left with the first procession, after the dispersion of the latter.

The Parisian sit-in was "to set up our roundabouts in the heart of the capital, where we will be visible to all and heard," explained Priscillia Ludosky. This figure of "yellow vests" participated Saturday morning in a blocking action of the bridge of Iena with the associations on the climate. Under the Eiffel Tower, this Saturday morning, about fifty demonstrators were gathered in front of a banner half yellow, half green, proclaiming: "Climate and social justice same fight."

A sit-in that quickly turned short.

A "giant flashmob" at Terminal 1 of Paris Roissy Airport also took place at midday, to protest against the privatization of Aéroports de Paris. A hundred "yellow vests" danced while protesting against the privatization project of Aéroports de Paris

Elsewhere in France, demonstrations took place in Lyon, Besançon, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Avignon, St. Etienne, Poitiers, Quimper.

The events were held without major incident in Lyon, Saint-Brieuc, Caen, Rouen, Dijon, Lille, Strasbourg or Nancy while the atmosphere was more tense in Nantes, Montpellier or at Puy-en-Velay. Around 2000 people marched through the streets of the capital of the Haute-Loire, sometimes with projectile jets on the police.

This is for the "yellow vests" to reconnect with the spirit of the beginnings, when the movement had gathered 282,000 people across France on November 17.

Scheduled on March 16, the "act XVIII" of the movement will take place the day after the official end of the great debate with the objective of bringing together "the whole of France in Paris" by way of "ultimatum" for the government.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld