France Sees Yellow Vest Protests For 19th Straight Week
PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris and clashes broke out in other French cities on Saturday, the 19 consecutive weekend of “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
The demonstration in the capital was largely peaceful but later in the afternoon police fired tear gas on protesters near Boulevard de Strasbourg.
Demonstrators were banned from the Champs Elysees this Saturday and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said authorities had handled the latest protests well despite the flare-ups of crowd trouble.
A yellow awning was briefly draped across the top of the Sacre Coeur, before being taken down by authorities.