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Paris police fire tear gas on ‘yellow vest’ protests anniversar...

11 November, 2019 4:03 pm 4:03 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police near the Porte de Champerret as protesters were preparing to march across town towards Gare d’Austerlitz in southern Paris while … Read More


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French yellow vest protesters clash with police but numbers wane

05 May, 2019 8:42 am 8:42 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend. Police in Amiens, hometown of President Emmanuel Macron, fired teargas at about 1,200 demonstrators after a group pelted stones at police, attacked local bank branches and … Read More


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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

04 April, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence. Dozens of black-hooded demonstrators threw rocks at police and some set fire to scooters and trash … Read More


Clashes erupt in 'yellow vest' protests as Macron prepares policy moves

Clashes erupt in ‘yellow vest’ protests as Macron prepares poli...

04 April, 2019 10:31 pm 10:31 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – “Yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday as President Emmanuel Macron prepares a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests. Police in the southeastern city fired teargas and arrested several people after several hundred demonstrators started throwing objects, … Read More


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‘Yellow vest’ numbers down in 20th week of French protests

03 March, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around France for a 20th weekend of “yellow vest” protests, but numbers were lower and clashes with police sporadic. Outbreaks of vandalism and confrontations with police led to more than 100 arrests on the margins of otherwise peaceful demonstrations in Paris, Avignon, Toulouse and Bordeaux – … Read More


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French ‘yellow vests’ defy Macron with fresh protests

01 January, 2019 10:16 pm 10:16 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Thousands of “yellow vest” demonstrators marched through Paris and other cities on Saturday on the 11th weekend of action against the government, suggesting President Emmanuel Macron has yet to defuse public opposition to some of his policies. The protests were mostly peaceful but there were sporadic clashes at the end of the … Read More


French police brace for more violent protests over rising fuel costs

12 December, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities have drafted thousands of additional police officers into Paris ahead of a third demonstration on Saturday by protesters angry at high fuel prices as security officials warned of renewed violence. For more than two weeks, the “yellow vests” have blocked roads across France in a spontaneous, popular rebellion against diesel … Read More