Nearly 7,200 police and gendarmes were mobilized on Saturday February 12 to enforce the ban on vehicle convoys in the streets of the capital. The prefecture maintains its device until Monday.
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97 people were arrested in Paris and 513 verbalizations took place, according to the Paris police headquarters which gives this Sunday on Twitter a “global report” prohibited demonstrations of self-proclaimed “freedom convoys”.
— Prefecture of Police (@prefpolice) February 13, 2022
The Paris police headquarters also indicates that during the night of Saturday to Sunday, the police intervened in the area of the Champs-Elysées and the Bois de Boulogne to verbalize and disperse the participants in a prohibited demonstration. Checkpoints are still in place this Sunday on different axes of the capital, finally adds the police headquarters, in particular on the Champs-Elysées.
Among those arrested is Jérôme Rodrigues, one of the leaders of the “yellow vests” and active support of anti-sanitary measures convoys. He was arrested near the Elysée, as the organizer of a demonstration banned by the Paris police chief, we learned from a police source.
Jérôme Rodrigues, one of the figures of the yellow vests and support of the anti-sanitary measures convoys, was arrested near the Elysée, as the organizer of a demonstration prohibited by the prefect of police of Paris, learned the#AFP from a police source pic.twitter.com/jr3maxxd0a
– Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) February 12, 2022
A well-known figure in the “yellow vests” movement, Jérôme Rodrigues claimed to be on social networks as one of the organizers of anti-sanitary measures convoys, self-proclaimed “freedom convoys”.
He was arrested near the Elysée Palace, at the corner of rue Duras and rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, while the police were restoring traffic on the avenue des Champs -Elysées where demonstrators participating in antipass convoys had burst into their vehicles.