French police arrested extra than 100 “yellow vest” demonstrators.
French police stated they arrested extra than 100 “yellow vest” demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a 23rd week of anti-government marches.
AFP journalists reported scuffles amongst police and protesters in the afternoon, immediately after hours of calm, as police employed anti-riot grenades and tear gas to disperse marchers in the centre of the French capital.
Some protesters threw bottles and other objects at police and set fire to cars, security barriers and bins.
Police headquarters reported 126 arrests and 11,000 checks on person protesters.
Paris seemed to bear the brunt of the protests but demonstrations also took spot in other French cities, like Bordeaux and Toulouse.
“We want to reside with dignity,” stated retired fisherman Joel Blayon at a protest just north of Paris.
Earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron signed into law legislation providing safety forces higher powers at demonstrations but which opponents say violate civil liberties.
A single measure banned protesters from covering their faces, but France’s Constitutional Council, its highest constitutional authority, refused to give the green light to 1 of the most contentious components of the legislation.
It would also have offered the authorities the energy to ban from demonstrations any person “posing a specifically critical threat to public order”.
The “yellow vest” movement is demanding alterations to the government’s social and fiscal policies.
Interior ministry figures place the quantity of demonstrators nationwide at 9,600 at two pm (1200 GMT), like six,700 in the capital.
Protest organisers have repeatedly stated the official figures are underestimated.
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