Paris: More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of "yellow vest" protests, in which demonstrators clashed with riot police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Clashes broke out in several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of nationwide protests against rising living costs and President Emmanuel Macron in general. A total 1,220 of the 1,723 detained were ordered held in custody, the ministry said. Yellow vest protesters in France. File image. Reuters Police in Paris said they made 1,082 arrests on Saturday, up sharply from 412 in the previous round. The interior ministry said some 136,000 people took part in Saturday's protests, around the same number as on December 1. But it was Paris which again bore the brunt of the violence and destruction. Protesters in the capital set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence, clad in their emblematic luminous safety jackets, as … [Read more...] about ‘Yellow vest’ protests in France: Police arrest over 1,700 people; clashes break out in several cities
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James McAuley, The Washington Post Published 10:57 am PST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest holds a French national flag in front of a building daubed with graffiti against French President Emmanuel Macron during protests in Paris on Saturday. A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest holds a French national flag in front of a building daubed with graffiti against French President Emmanuel Macron during protests in Paris on Saturday. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Anita Pouchard Serra Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Anita Pouchard Serra Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest holds a French national flag in front of a building daubed with graffiti against French President Emmanuel Macron during protests in Paris on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Why are the ‘yellow vests’ still protesting in France? His name is Macron.
Paris: Four more Ligue 1 games scheduled for this weekend, including the clash between Thierry Henry's Monaco and local rivals Nice, have been postponed, the French league (LFP) said Thursday, amid fears of more violent "yellow vest" protests in France over rising living costs. File image of Monaco coach Thierry Henry. AFP The LFP said Friday evening's game at the Stade Louis II had been called off following a request by the government in the Mediterranean principality, "in collaboration" with authorities in the neighbouring French Alpes-Maritimes prefecture, which includes Nice. Sunday night's encounter between Saint-Etienne and Marseille and Saturday's meeting of Angers and Bordeaux have also been postponed on the request of local authorities. Later, Nantes' visit to Nimes scheduled for Saturday was also called off. The latest postponements come after Paris Saint-Germain's game against Montpellier and Lyon's trip to Toulouse — scheduled for Saturday — were both … [Read more...] about Ligue 1: Monaco vs Nice becomes latest game to be postponed amid ongoing protests in France
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 5, ARMENPRESS. According to U.S. President Donald Trump, the Yellow Vests protests in France prove that the US was right to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. “I am glad that my friend Emmanuel Macron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters in the world. I want clean air and clean water and have been making great strides in improving America’s environment. But American taxpayers – and American workers – shouldn’t pay to clean up others countries’ pollution”, he tweeted. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced a six-month suspension of the fuel tax hike which triggered massive unrest across the country, saying the measure is aimed at stopping the violence and restoring public order, RT reports. The French government will … [Read more...] about Trump weighs in on Yellow Vests protests in France
Demonstrators open the toll gates on motorway near Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. The "yellow vest" movement is bringing together people from across the political spectrum complaining about France's economic inequalities and waning spending power. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) less Demonstrators open the toll gates on motorway near Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political ... more Photo: Bob Edme Photo: Bob Edme Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Demonstrators open the toll gates … [Read more...] about Violent protests in France reveal schism