I think the public still support the GJ but with reservations, because of the sheer violence, and destruction of private and public property. Whilst it is almost certain that the majority of protesters were and are peaceful, there will always be a criminal infiltration element. I have never understood the lack of liaison between protest groups and authorities. 95% of the damage and violence could have been easily avoided. The biggest mistake was allowing the vandalising of Frances biggest military monument. That caused a far bigger back lash than the GJ’s realise. A friend of mine, who is ex foreign Legion and Police was horrified, as were my neighbours. They simply could not understand it, and nor could i. In many ways it legitimised any following Police actions in a lot of peoples minds. Of course it probably wasn’t GJ’s that committed the crime, BUT, it’s their demonstration so it’s their responsibility, and could easily have been prevented, as they have since shown. Thankfully. The problem is the violent element is still there, and until they deal with it, they will continue to lose support. Having been in the situation of being outnumbered by literally 100’s to one at demonstrations, but with no protection at all other than your colleagues, a cork helmet, and a piece of wood, i know how the Police feel. It’s not something i would want to go through ever again.