PressTV-France’s yellow vest protests spread to UK streets

Thousands of demonstrators wearing yellow vests have taken to the streets of London, in the largest protest yet in Britain copying the “yellow vest” demonstrations rocking France since November.

Protesters opposed to the government’s austerity program and demanding a general election marched Saturday through the center of the capital before rallying in Trafalgar Square.

A similar yellow-vest protest was held by people demanding more clarity surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The pro-Brexit march attracted hundreds of people, despite the fact that a leading campaigner had been arrested by police for the alleged harassment of a lawmaker outside the parliament earlier this week.

A pro-Brexit protestor (L) is pulled away by the police after confronting a demonstrator from the People’s assembly march during a demonstration in central London on January 12, 2019. (AFP photo)

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity organized…

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