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Violence erupts in France as yellow vests take to the streets

WorldNews Saturday, 12 January 2019
Violence erupts in France as yellow vests take to the streetsPolice in Paris fired water cannon and tear gas to repel gilets jaunes (yellow vest) demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday. This is the ninth straight weekend of protests against French president Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. Thousands of protesters also marched noisily but peacefully through the Grands Boulevards shopping area in northern Paris. This is close to where a gas explosion in a bakery killed three people, including two firefighters, and injured nearly 50 early on Saturday. The centre city was in lockdown against another feared eruption of violence by radical elements in...
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▶ France's "Yellow Vest" Protesters ("Gilets Jaunes") 07:05

France is still in the midst of violent protests. Thousands of protesters called “Gilets Jaunes” or the "yellow vests" have hit the streets of France, since November wearing bright yellow safety vests. But why are they protesting? This video, "France's "Yellow Vest" Protesters ("Gilets...

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