Anti-government protests are taking place in France for a 25th straight week, including a demonstration at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport where several people denounced privatization plans.

The crowds at the yellow vest protests in Paris appeared thin as they got underway on Saturday.

The yellow vest movement participated Wednesday in the annual May Day parade organized by labor unions.

A Yellow Vest protestor holds a sign reading
A Yellow Vest protestor holds a sign reading “France World Champion Taxes” during a march in Paris, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Yellow Vest protests are taking place for the 25th consecutive week to challenge President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The movement sprang up in mid-November to oppose policies of President Emmanuel Macron seen as favoring the rich.

Macron responded last month with measures such as tax cuts and plans to close France’s elite school for top civil servants, while defending his pro-business policies.

Three lists of yellow vest candidates are running in a May 26 election for France’s representatives to the European Union parliament.

Yellow Vest protestors, one carrying a placard with a picture and a quote of French President Macron
Yellow Vest protestors, one carrying a placard with a picture and a quote of French President Macron “Let Them Come Get Me” march in Paris, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Yellow Vest protests are taking place for the 25th consecutive week to challenge Macron’s economic policies. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Yellow Vest protestors, one holding a sign reading
Yellow Vest protestors, one holding a sign reading “I’m the son of a police man”, march in Paris, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Yellow Vest protests are taking place for the 25th consecutive week to challenge President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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