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Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fears

Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fearsMore than 7,000 police officers are to be deployed for rallies in Paris on Saturday over fears that yellow vest protesters and their radical, anarchist “black blocs” could try to infiltrate a march against climate change in the French capital. The yellow vest movement erupted 10 months ago and blindsided President Emmanuel Macron, who protesters accused of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people.



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Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break outFrench police said they arrested more than 100 “yellow vest” demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a 23rd week of anti-government marches. AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protesters in the afternoon, after hours of calm, as police used anti-riot grenades and tear gas to disperse marchers in the centre of the French capital. Some protesters threw bottles and other objects at police and set fire to vehicles, safety barriers and bins.



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Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break outFrench police said they arrested more than 200 “yellow vest” demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with demonstrators turning out for a 23rd week of anti-government protests. AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protesters in the afternoon, after hours of calm, as police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse marchers in the centre of the French capital. Some protesters threw bottles and other objects at police and set fire to vehicles, safety barriers and bins.



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France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: policeFor their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France’s yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris’s fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral. The ban will be in place all day Saturday, a police statement said, following Monday’s devastating fire at the world famous landmark. “No protest demonstration can be held” in the area due to the fragility of the building, the statement said.



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France scrambles for police response to 'yellow vest' violence

France scrambles for police response to 'yellow vest' violenceThe French government’s failure to keep Paris protests over the weekend from spiralling out of control has put a harsh spotlight on its law enforcement strategy, which makes avoiding injuries a priority even after hours of rampant destruction and looting. Business owners on the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue were fuming Monday as President Emmanuel Macron met with Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet to weigh their response to an 18th consecutive Saturday of “yellow vest” demonstrations. For decades French authorities have usually preferred the opposite, putting down mass protests with tear gas and rubber bullets but avoiding physical clashes against large groups.



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France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part: PM

France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part: PMFrance’s prime minister said Paris’s police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down “yellow vest” protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of “yellow vest” protesters. President Emmanuel Macron and his government have been forced back on the defensive after rioters ransacked luxury boutiques and torched cafes and a bank on Saturday in the latest flare-up of violence against Macron’s pro-business reforms. “From next Saturday, we will ban ‘yellow vest’ protests in neighborhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of the presence of radical groups and their intent to cause damage,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a televised speech.



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French 'yellow vest' demos caused 170 mln euros damage: insurers

French 'yellow vest' demos caused 170 mln euros damage: insurersClaims for damage linked to three months of yellow vest protests in France have been estimated at 170 million euros ($ 190 million) even before this weekend’s riots on the Champs-Elysees, the French Insurance Federation said on Monday. The FFA said that 10,000 claims had been filed since the outbreak of protests in November over fuel taxes, which then snowballed into a revolt against the governing style and policies of President Emmanuel Macron. On Saturday, 91 shops including luxury outlets such as Longchamps and Bulgari were damaged, burned or looted on the Champs-Elysees, according to the Paris Chamber of Commerce, in scenes that were broadcast worldwide.



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Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampage

Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampageSome 80 shops and businesses on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were vandalised this weekend when “yellow vest” protesters went on the rampage, with about 20 looted or torched, retailers said on Sunday. Saturday’s demonstrations were characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout, with hooded protesters looting and torching shops along the famed avenue. It was the 18th consecutive weekend of demonstrations which began in mid-November as a protest against fuel price hikes but have since morphed into a potent anti-government movement.



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Paris luxury stores looted, burned in 'yellow vest' riots

Paris luxury stores looted, burned in 'yellow vest' riotsRioters looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French “yellow vest” protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout. President Emmanuel Macron cut short a ski weekend in the Pyrenees mountains as hooded protesters went on the rampage in Paris, leaving a trail of destruction in the touristic heart of the city. The police appeared overrun as protesters swarmed the Champs-Elysees, vandalising and later setting fire to Fouquet’s brasserie, a favourite hangout of the rich and famous for the past century — as well as luxury handbag store Longchamp, a bank, another restaurant and several news stands.



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Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in ParisPolice fired tear gas at “yellow vest” demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low. Several hundred people wearing the symbolic hi-visibility vests had gathered near the offices of several state-run television stations and the BFM TV channel in the centre of the capital shouting “Fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters spilled onto tram lines and lobbed projectiles at police who replied with tear gas grenades and detained several people.



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