French pro­test­ers de­mand more help from govern­ment.

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PARIS» Thou­sands of yel­low vest pro­test­ers marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight week­end to de­nounce Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron’s eco­nomic poli­cies.

Spo­radic vi­o­lence broke out dur­ing protests Satur­day in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Mar­seille and Toulouse. The In­te­rior Min­istry said more than 100 peo­ple had been ar­rested.

Pro­test­ers walked peace­fully through cen­tral Paris from the Fi­nance Min­istry in the east of the French cap­i­tal to the Arc de Tri­om­phe in the west.

But scuf­fles be­tween po­lice and ac­tivists broke out at the end of the march.

Po­lice used tear gas and a water can­non to push back some pro­test­ers throw­ing rocks and other ob­jects at them.

French ar­mored ve­hi­cles blocked pro­test­ers from go­ing onto nearby Champs-el­y­sees.

The move­ment for greater eco­nomic equal­ity ap­pears to be resurg­ing, de­spite Macron’s prom­ises of bil­lions of eu­ros in tax relief.

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