Who are a UK yellow vest protesters?

Crowds protesting opposite purgation in yellow vests

Hundreds of people put on high-visibility jackets in fabrication of French protesters as they marched in executive London opposite supervision cuts.

Organisers from The People’s Assembly Against Austerity described Saturday’s impetus as a attainment in a UK of the “yellow vests” transformation that rocked France in Nov 2018.

They even brought dual campaigners from opposite a Channel to sign a relationship.

But they are not a usually organisation to explain a suggestion of a yellow vests, with pro-Brexit demonstrators outward Parliament also putting on high-vis jackets.

So since are demonstrators battling over this symbol?

The French connection

“English people, we demeanour good in yellow!” pronounced a summary on a coupler of Erick Simon.

He is one of a gilet jaunes, as they are famous in France, who trafficked from Normandy with associate organiser, Laurie Martin.

Ms Martin pronounced she came “to support a British since a final are a same as those fighting purgation opposite Europe”.

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French protesters Erick Simon and Laurie Martin wore messages of support

Many protesters pronounced they had been desirous by events in France.

Kylie Crawley pronounced she wanted to mount opposite cuts to services for her 17-year-old daughter, Kacee, who has Down’s syndrome.

“To me a French yellow vests were typical people wanting to get out and tell people how bad things had got and how they wanted change,” she said.

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Kylie Crawley bought yellow vests online, including for daughter Kacee

Jim Scott, who got adult during 04:00 GMT to transport from west Wales to a protest, pronounced a vests had turn a absolute “symbol for change”.

“They’re confronting a same things in France: austerity, cuts to open services, expanding a opening between abounding and poor. That’s how this transformation has started.”

As a impetus began, one protester cried, “Let’s uncover a French what we can do!”

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Jim Scott pronounced a yellow vest was “a pitch for change”

Is it a worried or severe symbol?

Meanwhile, another organisation of protesters was outward Parliament, also in yellow vests.

They waved a kinship jack, burnt EU flags and denounced “left-wing scum”. “We’re not distant right, we’re only right,” they chanted.

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In France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has pronounced aroused far-right and far-left groups have both infiltrated a gilet jaunes protests.

But Tom Griffiths from a People’s Assembly, that organized a UK anti-austerity march, pronounced that since a transformation had “burst out of a streets”, it meant opposite things to opposite people.

He pronounced marchers, who carried banners in support of migrants, stood opposite injustice and fascism.

“We are positively not permitting a distant right to take over a yellow vest transformation in this country. They’ve been forced out a yellow vest transformation in France and they’ll be forced out a yellow vest transformation in this country,” he said.

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“The issues are a same, here and in France,” pronounced Katerina Kohler

For some, a jackets sent out a summary of togetherness. Katerina Kohler, who was during a People’s Assembly box offered them for £3 each, said: “It gives us a good togetherness for people all to wear a vests.”

Some marchers declined to wear a high-vis jackets in box a symbolism competence be misinterpreted, however.

Antonia Bright, a supporter with a anti-racism organisation Movement for Justice, pronounced she wanted to “steer divided from white populism”.

“I don’t need it to impetus for what we am station for,” she said.

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“It’s not a uniform,” pronounced Antonia Bright, who chose not to wear a yellow vest

How is a transformation opposite from France?

On Saturday, France put 80,000 military officers on avocation to cope with thousands of gilets jaunes demonstrators opposite a country.

In London, by contrast, hundreds of people attended a anti-austerity march. BBC home affairs match Daniel Sandford pronounced a pro-Brexit proof was smaller and captivated between 200 and 300 people.

The French protests were a grassroots movement, innate online, and primarily targeted opposite fuel taxes. The yellow vests were used as a pitch since each French motorist is legally compulsory to lift one in their vehicle.

In a UK, protesters pronounced they possibly bought their jackets online, picked them adult during a box or, in several cases, already had one they used for stewarding during other protests.

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Sharon Stafford-Jones and Debbie Hutchins were protesting opposite changes to women’s pensions

And while a French protesters were outward of determined domestic organisations, a British anti-austerity impetus brought together several trade unions and debate groups, and was attended by Labour shade chancellor John McDonnell.

Many attendees pronounced they hoped a transformation grew in a UK to turn as absolute as a French counterpart.

Sharon Stafford-Jones pronounced she had been in France recently where she pronounced there was “a smashing village suggestion entrance together” over a protests.

But Jeremy Jennings, highbrow of domestic speculation during King’s College London, was distrustful about either a transformation would translate.

He said: “The conditions in France is flattering desperate. we can see since someone would wish to try and use that mobilisation in Britain, though I’d be astounded if it took off.”

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