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100 arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

Published : Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 69

People run among tear gas on the Champs Elysees avenue during an anti-government demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement, on September 21 in Paris. The yellow vest (gilets jaunes) protests, which often descended into violent clashes with the police, erupted last November, with demonstrators accusing French President of being aloof and unaware of the needs of ordinary French people.	photo : AFP

People run among tear gas on the Champs Elysees avenue during an anti-government demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement, on September 21 in Paris. The yellow vest (gilets jaunes) protests, which often descended into violent clashes with the police, erupted last November, with demonstrators accusing French President of being aloof and unaware of the needs of ordinary French people. photo : AFP

PARIS, Sept 21: Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist "black blocs".
The yellow vest movement erupted 10 months ago and blindsided President Emmanuel Macron, whom protesters accused of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people.
"What are we doing? We are assembling just to say that we can't make ends meet. (The protest) is not only against the president, it's against the system," said a woman protestor.
The weekly demonstrations -- Saturday was the 45th -- prompted Macron to loosen the state's purse strings to the tune of nearly 17 billion euros ($18.8 billion) in wage boosts and tax cuts for low earners, but tapered off over the      summer.    -AFP












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