M5S backs France's Yellow Vests -Di Maio

'Don't give up' deputy premier tells protestors in blog post

(ANSA) - Rome, January 7 - Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said Monday that his 5-Star Movement (M5S) was backing the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) protest movement in France. "Yellow vests, don't give up!" read a post by Di Maio on the M5S's blog.
    "The 5-Star Movement is ready to give you the support you need.
    "Like you, we too strongly condemn those who caused violence during the demonstrations, but we are well aware of the fact that your movement is peaceful.
    "We can make some of the functions of our operating system for direct democracy, Rousseau, available to you".