At least one arrest was made during the march, which started in the afternoon. It was led by demonstrators brandishing a giant banner which said “Fed up of surviving. We want to live.”
Après des gazages totalement excessif , un voltigeur force violemment un passant à retourner dans les gaz puis un gilet jaune âgée ( non filmé ) #Acte45 #GiletsJaunes #Toulouse #ViolencesPolicieres pic.twitter.com/x7UCz4l59O
— Gilets Jaunes Toulouse ?♀️? (@GiletsToulouse) September 21, 2019
They also burnt a parasol in front of a McDonalds outlet.
La Bac , toujours aussi délicate , viens de mettre le feu aux parasols du McDonald’s Capitole en gazant manifestants et passants . #GiletsJaunes #Toulouse #Acte46 #Bac #YellowVests #France pic.twitter.com/uZYpdcsHya
— Gilets Jaunes Toulouse ?♀️? (@GiletsToulouse) September 28, 2019
In the capital Paris, some yellow vests joined a climate protest march.
The weekly protest came two days after the French government unveiled a draft 2020 budget with more than €9 billion euros in tax cuts for households.
It includes €5 billion in tax cuts for some 12 million households already promised by President Emmanuel Macron, the result of a “great national debate” he held to try to address the ongoing protests.
French police swamped central Toulouse with tear gas yesterday to suppress anti-Macron protests. Similar scenes in Hong Kong are given huge coverage by the BBC, but then the Gilets Jaunes are against corrupt Western elites rather than Chinese ones.pic.twitter.com/vonsuCCxFI
— Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) September 29, 2019
Macron, who swept to the presidency in 2017 with a pledge to get the country back on a solid financial footing, was caught short by the “yellow vest” movement which accused the former investment banker of ignoring the day-to-day struggles of many French.
Demonstrations have been banned on the Champs-Elysees after protesters clashed with police on the famous Paris avenue on December 8 last year, in the early days of the yellow vest protests.
On that weekend, police detained 900 people: the most since the anti-government protests began.