“Yellow jackets” they spoiled the Festival of lights in Lyon

"Жёлтые жилеты" подпортили Праздник света в Лионе

“Yellow jackets” came out on the streets of the French city of Lyon. The participants of the protests in times less than in Paris and they were more or less peacefully.

According to local media reports, three people were injured, more than 20 people were detained.

The main protesters ‘ clashes with police took place at the Central square – place Bellecour. There on Saturday evening there has arrived the mayor of Lyon, former interior Minister of France Gerard Collomb.

The Central metro line was not working due to clashes of groups of protesters with the police.

The situation was exacerbated by the presence of large numbers of tourists who come to Lyon for the annual “Festival of light”.

By 20 o’clock local time the situation was taken under control of law enforcement officers.

And the audience again can enjoy the light installations in the city centre.

The procession of the “yellow jackets” around the city was halted on the bridge Hillier. Before him, the police established a cordon and missed the demonstrators on the other side of the Rhone to the building of the Prefecture. After that just clashes of protesters unhappy with the forces of law and order. Resulting in two dozen people were arrested.

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