LIVE: Yellow Vest protests continue for 14th straight week in Paris

This weekend will mark the three months of the historic movement of Yellow Vests started on November 17, 2018. Protests are planned throughout the country, as every Saturday.

More protests are planned for tomorrow Sunday.

Live feed from the Arc de Triomphe

French ‘Yellow Vest’ boxer gets year-long jail sentence

A Paris court gave a year-long firm jail sentence on Wednesday to a former French boxing champion who was filmed raining blows on riot officers during a “yellow vest” protest last month.

Christophe Dettinger, 37, was also given an 18-month suspended sentence in addition to jail time for the assault on police blocking protesters on a bridge over the river Seine.

Some among the protesters hailed Dettinger as a hero for the incident that has come to symbolise the violent nature of the protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

www.france24.com/en/20190214-france-yellow-vest-boxer-christophe-dettinger-gets-year-long-jail-sentence

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