Paris Yellow Vest Riots
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 am
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I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the revolutionary spirit in France. They don't have a great track record for keeping their revolutions on track and to the point.Paris' streets were engulfed in protest for the third weekend in a row as tensions over gas prices and inequality left the city lined with burned cars and damaged building.
About 36,000 people demonstrated on Saturday, leaving French President Emanuel Macron searching for ways to defuse tensions. Around France, the protests have left three dead, more than 260 wounded, and more than 400 arrested.
The protests began as a demonstration against rising gas prices but have evolved into a broader anti-government movement.
While Saturday's protest by the "Yellow Vest" movement had a smaller turnout than those before it, the protests were the most destructive, filling Paris' famous streets and monuments streets with riot police officers and tear gas.
The prefect of Paris, Michel Delpuech, told reporters late Sunday that the police had been faced with "extreme and unprecedented violence" and that protesters had thrown hammers and steel ball bearings at them.