Yellow Vests began
protesting the same weekend as the French movement - coming out
in force on November 16 to protest in front of parliament and
demand the resignation of the government.
Yellow Vest protests
have taken place in more than a dozen cities across Canada -
largely campaigning against the carbon price, Canada's
the UN's Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and
Regular Migration, the Trudeau administration and other issues.
Croatians came out in
force on December 15, gathering in Ban Jelacic Square.
An Egyptian lawyer
was arrested and jailed for 15 days after he posted a picture of
himself wearing a Yellow Vest in support of the French protests.
Finns came out in
force in mid-December as well, gathering in front of Parliament
in opposition to
the UN's Global Migration pact.
solidarity with the French, German Yellow Vests similarly came
the UN migration pact.
demonstrated in Basra, Iraq on December 5 to protest poor job
opportunities among other things. They were reportedly fired
upon with live ammunition by police.
Hundreds of people
gathered in the center of Dublin to protest the "perceived
failures of the Government."
Yellow Vests held a
rally at the Azrieli Centre Mall in Tel Aviv on December 14.
There have been
several ongoing Yellow Vest protests in Italy over the last
several months, with some protesting the government's hard-line
stance against illegal migrants, and other pro-government
activists protesting against the EU.
In January, Italy's ruling
government came out in support of the Yellow Vest movement,
which AFP noted was,
"extremely rare for European leaders to back
anti-government protesters in a fellow member state."
The Dutch joined the
party at the beginning of December, blocking roads, roundabouts
Hundreds of engineers
came out in December to protest government services and pay.
Polish Yellow Vests
protested in November and December, blocking the A2 motorway
outside of Warsaw, demanding compensation for pigs they were
required to slaughter, as well as the import of unlabeled
Ukrainian agricultural products.
On 21 December 2018,
a "Coletes Amarelos" or "Yellow Vest" rally was held under the
slogan "Vamos Parar Portugal", roughly translating to "Let's
Bring Portugal to a Halt".
protested right before Christmas in Moscow's Hyde Park against
increased parking fees.
"I’m a driver with 20 years of
experience, and I can understand that the authorities want to
free the city and make it accessible to pedestrians," said
resident Tamara Papuashvili, adding " it's just a disgrace.
can use the metro, but there are more and more people there, it
just cannot cope."
organization "Združena akcija Krov nad glavom" began using
yellow vests in its protests to show solidarity with the French
protesters, as well as opposition to high fuel prices.
have protested for six weeks in a row.
The Tax and Legal
Reform League which has been protesting against high taxes since
2016 organized a yellow vest march on December 19.
A derivative group,
the Gilets Rouges (Red Vests), called for protests over the
UK Yellow Vests are
mostly right wing, pro-Brexit groups who have held rallies in
London and other UK cities.