Riot Police Use Water Cannon to Disperse Protesters in Paris
Riot police used water cannon to disperse protesters on the Champs-Elysées, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, France, on Saturday, March 2, video shows.
Footage streamed live from the French capital recorded police actions as they advanced up the avenue towards the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday, spraying Yellow Vest protesters with water.
Saturday’s protests, known as Acte XVI, were a continuation of weekly demonstrations against the fiscal policies of French President Emmanuel Macron and his party.
An estimated 39,000 protesters took to the streets nationwide for the 16th consecutive weekend, according to Le Figaro.
Four thousand people were said to have marched in Paris, and 28 people were reportedly arrested over the course of the day.
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