'Yellow Vests' stage national meeting as movement faces 'turning point'

By Pierre-Yves Bulteau

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Maintaining a protest movement takes all kinds of skills and requires all kinds of commitment. When Mediapart went to check on the preparations for the second 'assembly of assemblies' for delegates from 'Yellow Vest' protest groups from across France, it was squeegees, brushes and brooms that were being deployed. After a break for their morning pain au chocolat, coffee and in some cases a quick cigarette, KTY, Angélique, Jo and Stéphanie were all hard at work preparing an old community centre at Saint-Nazaire on the west coast of France for the gathering. The four were busily cleaning the floors after floors after some building work had been carried out.