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Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid ‘yellow vest’ protests

PARIS: Christian Dior is bringing forward its men’s fashion show in Paris to avoid “yellow vest” protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar with the decision said. Dior, part of the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate, wrote to guests to reschedule a menswear catwalk show initially planned for Jan. 19 - a Saturday, when protesters have tended to converge on Paris and other big cities across France. The show will instead be held on Friday, Jan. 18. Upmarket…

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protestors back on the streets

PARIS: France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. 🇫🇷 #YellowVest anti-government protesters march during a rally in Nantes#GiletsJaunes @LoicVenanc for @AFPphoto…

Leader of France’s ‘yellow vests’ arrested

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations was detained by police in Paris late on Wednesday for organising an unauthorised protest, signalling a harder line by the authorities against the movement. Eric Drouet — who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon at a previous protest — was held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, which has been the scene of violent clashes over the last month. "It's called respecting the rule of law," Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday as he…

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

PARIS: Defiant "Yellow vest" demonstrators gathered on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth and decisive weekend of protests despite calls by the French government to stay home. President Emmanuel Macron, facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions on Monday to defuse the explosive "yellow vest" movement which swelled up from rural and small-town France last month. He is hoping the package of tax and minimum wage measures, coupled with a terror attack on Tuesday…

French ‘yellow vests’ spark copycats and fakes abroad

PARIS: The "yellow vest" revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad 1 as well a swarm of fake reports. Copycat protests The month-long French demonstrations, which have led to repeated rioting in Paris, have inspired protesters in a number of mostly European countries. On December 8, some 400 people were detained in Brussels after protesters wearing high-visibility fluorescent vests briefly clashed with police. Others reportedly blocked a highway linking Brussels to the town of…