The 'gilet jaunes' demonstrations across France began in November as people protested against president Emmanuel Macron's eco-tax on fuel, but it has since developed into an anti-government movement.
Protests and demonstrations have caused havoc and rioting across the country, particularly in the capital Paris, while a number of sporting events have been impacted due to the strain on the police and security services.
High-flying Montpellier – who also had their last fixture postponed – will no longer face Nantes away from home on Saturday, with "the news and assignment of the police on other missions" given as the reason.
— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) December 12, 2018
À la demande de la préfecture de Loire-Atlantique, la @LFPfr a décidé de reporter la rencontre @MontpellierHSC samedi (20h00).
La date du report du match n'est pas encore connue. #FCNMHSC pic.twitter.com/hG7x66nSFZ
Likewise, Nice's hosting of Saint-Etienne on Friday has also been put on hold, though the club are hopeful of the game going ahead on Sunday instead.
A la demande de la @prefet06 , la rencontre #OGCNASSE , initialement programmée ce vendredi à 20h45, est reportée en raison de l’actualité et de l’affectation des forces de l’ordre sur d’autres missions. pic.twitter.com/85Rmojf9bv— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) December 12, 2018
Following postponements of last weekend's matches, on Wednesday Ligue 1 also announced dates for rescheduled fixtures due to take place in January.
Bordeaux's trip to Angers and Paris Saint-Germain's welcoming of Montpellier have been set for January 15. A day later Toulouse, Nimes, Monaco and Saint-Etienne will now host Lyon, Nantes, Nice and Marseille, respectively.