As of 19 April 2019, “yellow vest” demonstrations are expected to occur across France for the 23rd consecutive weekend on 20 April. Organizers have focused on gathering demonstrators in Paris after the previous week’s efforts were focused on Toulouse. Government authorities expect a revitalization of the movement due to the Easter holiday. French authorities have announced increased police officer presence in Paris and banned demonstrations on Paris’ Champs-Elysées, Place de l'Etoile and near the Élysée Palace, the National Assembly and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Officials have also banned protests in other parts of France, including the downtown areas of Bourg-en-Bresse, Caen, Lyon, Rouen and Toulouse.
Despite the bans, protests are likely to occur in the aforementioned cities. In Paris, demonstrators intend to march from Place de la Porte Maillot in northwest Paris to the Cité de la Musique in the 19th arrondissement. Participants have also announced plans to protest on the Champs-Elysées and in the vicinity of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in defiance of the bans. Demonstrations are also currently scheduled for Bordeaux, Bourg-en-Bresse, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier and Toulouse, but most protesters are expected to converge on Paris.