Officials in the southern city of Montpellier said around 2,000 people gathered in the city centre — organisers put their numbers at closer to 5,000.
After nearly four months of protests, figures suggest that France's yellow vests movement is struggling to maintain momentum even though tens of thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday.
The protests began in mid-November over higher fuel taxes, which were subsequently scrapped, and have since morphed into a broader demonstration against the government.
Organised, online, and leaderless - the protests rocking France are an expression of the deep malaise and disaffection with the state and direction of France.
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