The “yellow waistcoats” movement is launching a new round of anti-government demonstrations in the streets of the French capital Paris.

Activists from the “yellow waistcoats” movement have staged massive marches on Saturday as part of a new round of protests against the policies implemented by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

The marches have intensified after the country’s authorities made vaccination and a health pass against the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, compulsory.

Entry to public places, such as restaurants or cinemas, as well as cultural and sporting events, is forbidden to those who have not received the vaccination. The passport is also required for travel by plane, train or bus.

This unprecedented movement, without leaders or structure, was initially sparked by a rise in fuel prices, but quickly spread across France and brought Macron’s government to heel, revealing deep popular discontent over social inequalities.