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Anti-gilets jaunes call march in Paris

The Connexion, Jan 3

A march for those who think the gilets jaunes protests has gone too far is to take place on Saturday January 27 in Paris, organised by a collective called 'Stop now, that's enough'.

Dubbed the “Marche Républicaine des Libertés”, the event is supported by anti-gilets jaunes group les foulards rouges and is scheduled to take place in Place de la République at 14h on January 27.

On the event’s Facebook event page, so far more than 6,300 people have said they will take part, and 19,000 say they are “interested”.

The foulards rouges (red scarves), which has 37,000 members in its main Facebook group, say they are apolitical but want a return to public order and respect for individual liberties.

They are calling for “an end to the blockades and unrest caused by the gilets jaunes over the past few weeks”, and “the return of dialogue between gilets jaunes and the government, in a calm environment”.

The movement also says it is opposed to the gilets jaunes’ demand for a popular referendum system in France, as it calls the idea “an attack” on national institutions and the economy. It is also calling for a stop to the “fake news” perpetrated, it says, by “political manoeuvring to incite anger”.

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