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World More than 100 arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

21:15  21 september  2019
21:15  21 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A total of 106 demonstrators were arrested at " yellow vest " and climate protests in Paris by 1pm Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed to quell any The number of police deployed for Saturday's rallies are on a par with the peak of the yellow vest protests in December and March.

Police have deployed tear gas and water cannons against firecracker-hurling Yellow Vest protesters in Paris . A demonstrator walks near a burning car during a protest of Yellow vests in Paris on December 1, 2018. Adding more symbolism to the rally, a man was seen on his knees with arms

Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist "black blocs".

There were also fears that the demonstrators could try to infiltrate a march against climate change in the French capital.

The yellow vest movement erupted 10 months ago and blindsided President Emmanuel Macron, whom protesters accused of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people.

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A protester wearing a yellow vest waves a French flag during clashes with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as part of a demonstration over high fuel prices 1 (UPI) -- French police clashes with fuel tax protesters Saturday in Paris led to more than 100 arrests and at least 80 people nursing injuries.

The " yellow vest " movement opposed fuel tax rises but ministers say it has been hijacked by "ultra-violent" Last week, hundreds of people were arrested and 162 were injured in violence in Paris The question is will he give the protesters what they want, which is something very simple: more

"What are we doing? We are assembling just to say that we can't make ends meet. (The protest) is not only against the president, it's against the system," said a woman protestor who did not give her name.

The weekly demonstrations -- Saturday was the 45th -- prompted Macron to loosen the state's purse strings to the tune of nearly 17 billion euros ($18.8 billion) in wage boosts and tax cuts for low earners, but tapered off over the summer.

a group of people standing in front of a truck: Police arrested more than 100 protesters © Lucas BARIOULET Police arrested more than 100 protesters However, it remains to be seen whether the movement will regain the momentum of the winter and early spring, when the protests often descended into violent clashes with security forces, especially in Paris.

By 1.00 pm (11 GMT) police had arrested 106 demonstrators, police headquarters said, adding that some had been found to carry hammers or petrol canisters.

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PARIS — French officials said on Tuesday that they would ban potentially violent protests in key areas like the Champs-Élysées in Paris , following a surge But a majority of Yellow Vests have spurned the initiative. On Monday, Mr. Macron received more than 60 intellectuals to discuss what would come

More than 7,000 police were deployed in Paris , with tear gas used to quell the disruption. Dozens of demonstrators have been arrested in Paris following a resurgence of the yellow vest protests that started last year.

"We are being treated like criminals," said a woman, who identified herself as Brigitte.

The authorities had banned demonstrations in some areas of the city, including tourism hotspot Champs-Elysees, but some protesters violated the ban, leading to a tense standoff with police who used teargas and batons to scatter them.

Macron on Friday called for "calm", saying that while "it's good that people express themselves", they should not disrupt a climate protest and cultural events also due to go ahead on Saturday.

a group of people in uniform: Thousands of police were deployed © Lucas BARIOULET Thousands of police were deployed The number of police deployed for Saturday's rallies are on a par with the peak of the yellow vest protests in December and March.

'Black blocs'

Key yellow-vest figure Jerome Rodrigues has billed Saturday's protest as "a revelatory demonstration", claiming "many people are going to come to Paris".

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French police said they arrested more than 100 " yellow vest " demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a Paris seemed to bear the brunt of the protests but demonstrations also took place in other French cities, including Bordeaux and Toulouse.

French police said they arrested more than 100 " yellow vest " demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a Paris seemed to bear the brunt of the protests but demonstrations also took place in other French cities, including Bordeaux and Toulouse.

But officials have again outlawed protests on the Champs-Elysees and other areas in the heart of the capital, where previously protesters had ransacked and set fire to luxury shops and restaurants.

Some demonstrators in January even used a forklift truck to break down the doors of a government ministry.

The police have also been criticised for being heavy-handed in clashes with hardcore anti-capitalist "black bloc" groups blamed for much of the violence that has accompanied the demonstrations.

a group of people standing in the snow © Emeline HENRY, Clément Dubrul Saturday coincides with the annual European Heritage Days weekend, when public and private buildings normally off-limits to the public are open to visitors.

After attracting 282,000 people nationwide on the first day of protests last November, yellow-vest protest participation had fallen sharply by the spring, and only sporadic protests were seen over the summer.

Macron said in an interview with Time magazine published Thursday that the movement had been "very good for me" as it had made him listen and communicate better.

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