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US NewsFrance to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests set to continue

23:30  11 january  2019
23:30  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Former pro boxer in custody after assault on French police

Former pro boxer in custody after assault on French police The French Interior minister says a man suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vests protests has turned himself in and has been placed in custody. The man, identified by French media as a former professional boxer, was filmed beating up police officers Saturday in Paris. The videos went viral on social media and created an outpouring of comments either praising or lambasting the man's actions. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Twitter the suspect has turned himself to investigators "and will have to answer for his actions in court.

Protesters and police face off in Paris on Saturday © AFP / Lucas BARIOULET. The French president’s proposed fuel tax is just as The role of the police has come under intense scrutiny as the protests , which have brought tens of thousands to streets and motorways across France each of the

The yellow vests movement or yellow jackets movement is a populist, grassroots political movement for economic justice that began in France in 2018.

France to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests set to continue © Laurent Cipriani Demonstrators wearing yellow vests in Lyon (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

French authorities are preparing to deploy around 80,000 police officers across the country on Saturday ahead of a ninth straight week of yellow vest protests.

The nationwide demonstrations were initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel but have since morphed into a broader anti-government revolt.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has so far struggled to find a solution to the crisis as he faces a plethora of demands.

France to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests set to continue © Provided by The Press Association French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a three-month national debate (Ian Langsdon /Pool Photo via AP)

The protesters’ demands range from the re-introduction of France’s wealth tax, called the ISF, on the country’s richest people to the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws.

'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic at Port Tunnel in Dublin

'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic at Port Tunnel in Dublin 'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic at Port Tunnel in Dublin

He said 80 , 000 members of the security forces would be deployed for the next expected wave of protests . Protesters smashed down the Similar actions have followed every weekend and while the number of demonstrators has dropped, cities across France continue to see rioting and disruption.

A yellow vest protestor is searched by Riot police forces as he arrives near the Arc de Triomphe The nation is preparing for a new wave of mass protests that are gripping France for the fourth Armored vehicles belonging to military police were also deployed to the heart of the French capital.

One protester, Claude, who is currently unemployed after being fired by a major European transport company said of the president: “He’s doing nothing in the short-term.”

He continued: “In December when he spoke on TV, if he had announced the re-introduction of the ISF, it would have been a strong signal.”

Mr Macron’s latest idea of a three-month national debate as a way for the government to hear and to respond to the movement’s central complaints is being mocked by some protesters.

France to deploy 80,000 police as yellow vest protests set to continue © Provided by The Press Association Protestors wearing yellow vests stand in a makeshift camp on a roundabout near Senlis, north of Paris (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

“I don’t believe in this big debate,” said Michel, a 61-year-old wearing a hat with the acronym RIC, for Citizens’ Initiative Referendum, the popular vote he wants to be introduced. “Getting the RIC would be wonderful.”

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Gilets jaunes protesters 'destroy over half of speed cameras' in France Yellow vest activists have reportedly destroyed over half of France's speed cameras in protest against speed limits introduced last year. 

With protesters planning to converge in the Elysee Palace in Paris on Saturday, French authorities are preparing to deploy 8, 000 additional officers in Riot police clash with Yellow Vest demonstrators at an earlier protest in Paris © AFP / Lucas Barioulet. While the protests were sparked by the planned

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Many of those protesting say they feel neglected and abandoned by politicians. Over the years, they have voted across the political spectrum, from Marine Le Pen’s extreme right party to the far left. And every time, they have been disappointed.

“The RIC could be a solution,” Tristan said. “I don’t want Macron to leave. It would not change anything. What we want is to be listened to, not just every five years when the presidential election takes place.”

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