French po­lice fire tear gas to halt protests

The Herald-Sun (Sunday) - - Nation -

French riot po­lice fired tear gas and wa­ter can­non in Paris on Satur­day, try­ing to stop thou­sands of yel­low-vested pro­test­ers from con­verg­ing on the pres­i­den­tial palace to ex­press their anger at high taxes and French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cials im­posed a lock­down on parts of cen­tral Paris, de­ter­mined to pre­vent a re­peat of the ri­ot­ing a week ago that dam­aged a ma­jor mon­u­ment, in­jured 130 peo­ple and tar­nished the coun­try’s global im­age.

Paris po­lice said 30 peo­ple were in­jured, in­clud­ing three po­lice of­fi­cers.

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