1 December 2018
Paris Anti-Macron anger spreads: More than 100 people arrested as riot police fire water cannon and spray tear gas on the Champs-Elysees while protestors take to the streets of Toulouse
*’Yellow Vest’ supporters are staging fresh protests on the Champs-Elysees which leads to the Arc de Triomphe
* Police have set up checkpoints on the avenue and used tear gas and water cannon to fight off demonstrators
* It comes a week after rioters brought chaos to Paris in a movement against fuel prices and high living costs
Violence has exploded again in Paris today as riot police clashed with masked protesters on the Champs-Elysees amid furious demonstrations against the cost of living in France.
Paris riot police sprayed tear gas, fired water cannon and stun grenades and pulled out their batons to fight back protesters gathering around the Arc de Triomphe as the ‘Yellow Vest’ supporters blocked the avenue today.
More than 100 people have been arrested after masked and hooded protesters hurled crowd barriers at police, with 5,000 demonstrators on the streets of Paris and further rallies spiralling across the country.
The protests, named after drivers’ high-vis jackets, began last month amid fury over rising fuel prices but have mushroomed into an all-out challenge to Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Some 5,000 police and gendarmes will be deployed today a week after the protesters brought chaos to the French capital, smashing up shops and restaurants, lighting fires, and battling riot squads.
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Police and protesters have clashed in Paris during a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations sparked by rising fuel prices.
Police fired tear gas while several officers had yellow paint thrown at them. At least 39 people were arrested.
Thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest at fuel costs and the high cost of living.
President Macron struck a conciliatory tone earlier in the week but said he would not abandon his fuel tax.
He said it was a key part of France’s future energy strategy to combat global warming, but added that he was open to ideas about how the tax could be applied.