Tear gas at Tri­om­phe

The People - - News Features -

WATER can­nons and tear gas were used on demon­stra­tors around the Arc de Tri­om­phe yes­ter­day – in the ninth week­end of French yel­low vest protests.

Wit­nesses said mem­bers of the “gilet jaunes” move­ment had been pelt­ing po­lice with stones and paint near the 19th cen­tury mon­u­ment in Paris.

The cen­tre of the cap­i­tal was in lock­down against a feared erup­tion of vi­o­lence as thou­sands protested against eco­nomic re­forms.

By mid-af­ter­noon there had been no ma­jor clashes, but more than 50 peo­ple were ar­rested.

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