'Red scarves' march in Paris against yellow-vest demonstrations

'Red scarves' march in Paris against yellow-vest demonstrations

The 'red scarves' group has held a march in Paris to counter weeks of anti-government protests by the yellow-vest movement, demanding an end to the violence witnessed at yellow-vest rallies.

The yellow-vest movement grew out of fuel tax protests in November.

The red scarves now have about 21,000 followers on Facebook. More than 10,000 people took part in Sunday's march, Le Figaro reported.

Ahead of Sunday's rally in Paris, the red scarves put out a joint statement with similar-minded groups, BBC reported.

"We denounce the insurrectional climate installed by the yellow vests. We also reject the threats and constant verbal abuse (aimed at non-yellow vests)," they announced in a joint manifesto.

However, according to French media, a split has already emerged among the red scarves over whether or not to show support for French President Emmanuel Macron.