A group calling themselves red scarves has held a march in Paris to counteract weeks of anti-government protests from the movement of yellow vests.
The jilting movement has grown from fuel tax protests in November.
Now it covers more dissatisfaction with President Emanuel Macron and has seen some of the most serious street violence in Paris since 1
But weeks of television shows showing police clashes about riots and damage to public monuments triggered a counter-move, and red scarves now have about 21,000 followers on Facebook.
More than 10,000 people took part on Sunday.
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"People are tired of the obstacles, they are bad for business, and children can not get to school on time," said Red Brunette spokesman Alex Brun in front of the French operator RFI.
Before the rally on Sunday in Paris, red scarves have announced a joint statement with groups of similar thinking from the yellow vests, and we also reject threats and persistent verbal abuse (aimed at non-yellow vests), "they said in a joint manifesto.
However, according to the French media, there has already been a split between red scarves on whether to support President Macron.
One of the organizers of the Sunday march, Laurent Sullier, united his Facebook supporters Mr. Brunn, on the other hand, said fad blush was an "apolitical movement of citizens." He said the best way to solve the problems caused by the yellow vests is to take part in Macron's Big Debate instead of facing protesters on the street.
Some red scarf leaders have urged members not to attend the rally on Sunday. The big debate includes meetings in municipal assemblies across the country to address the concerns of protesters.
In France, around 69,000 people took part in the 11th weekend of protests with yellow vests, the interior ministry said. That's about 15,000 less than last weekend.