Army of EIGHTY THOUSAND security officials are on guard across France as Yellow Vest activists turn out for 12th weekend in a row

Two-and-a-half months after the first Yellow Vest protests, 80,000 security officials have been deployed across France as the action erupts for a 12th successive Saturday.

In Valance in the south of France, the mayor said measures had been taken to prepare for about 10,000 demonstrators. Authorities fear up to 1,000 of those could be violent rioters.

This week’s demonstrations mark a shift in tone – especially in Paris – where protesters are focusing on police brutality marking the 1,900 injured, including Jerome Rodrigues who was blinded last week.