Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms. “If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials' worst nightmare.” Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt the movement’s Citizens’ Referendum Initiative, which would allow citizens to propose and vote on new laws. **** I know if I want to withdraw more than X amount of cash from any of my accounts, I have to give notice to the bank to ensure that they have enough paper on hand.... I do have to wonder if this is shooting themselves in the foot? And if the mass of protesters is as poor as they claim, how would this have any real impact? Of course France is slightly smaller than Texas.... Getting out the popcorn.