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Police move in to clear out gilets jaunes

LanguedocLiving, Dec 20

Police moved in to clear out the last of the gilets jaunes on Thursday. The threat of a 1,500€ fine was enough to move most of them, but many of them set up up in other locations which are clearly private land. Whether or not they obtained permission to camp there is not yet clear.

The large group occupying the shanty hut at the Hérépian Intermarché for the last few weeks, were moved along, only to be seen re-camped several metres down the road in a private gateway.

Meanwhile 17 gilets jaunes were arrested as they attempted to block the cargo area at Montpellier airport. A police team, aided by a helicopter arrived to prevent the blockage. This is the first time that Montpellier airport has been the victim of the gilets jaunes.

The gilets jaunes are still threatening an 'act 6' on Saturday, the last proper shopping day before Christmas. Retail outlets and market traders won’t be celebrating this year, that’s for sure.


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