Paris Police Use Tear Gas On Yellow Vest Protests Anniversary

Paris (HRNW) Protests against inflation and public reforms continues in France as demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations erupted into violence.
A total of 28,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday including 4,700 in Paris, the interior ministry said. In Paris, police took 124 people in for questioning and 78 people were in custody , the authorities said. Several cars were set ablaze. Police responded with tear gas and blasts from water cannon.¬†Clashes also broke out between demonstrators and police near the Porte de Champerret, close to the Arc de Triomphe, as protesters prepared to march across town towards Gare d’Austerlitz.Police also intervened to prevent a few hundred demonstrators from occupying the Paris ring road.

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