Yel­low vesters clash with po­lice

The Republican Herald - - NATION/ WORLD -

Thou­sands of yel­low vest pro­test­ers marched Satur­day through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight week­end to de­nounce Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron’s eco­nomic poli­cies, and re­peated ten­sions broke out with po­lice.

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.

Scuf­fles be­tween po­lice and ac­tivists then broke out near the mon­u­ment at the end of the march. Po­lice used tear gas, wa­ter can­non and flash- balls to push back some peo­ple.

French se­cu­rity forces equipped with ar­mored ve­hi­cles blocked pro­test­ers from go­ing onto nearby Champs- El­y­sees Av­enue. The neigh­bor­hood was re­opened to car traf­fic later Satur­day evening.

The In­te­rior Min­istry said more than 100 peo­ple had been ar­rested in Paris and other French cities, in­clud­ing 82 who were kept in po­lice cus­tody, pri­mar­ily for car­ry­ing po­ten­tial weapons or tak­ing part in vi­o­lence.

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