Paris police fire tear gas on ‘yellow vest’ protests anniversary

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Published November 16, 2019, 6:54 PM

By Reuters

Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations.

Riot police officers are deployed during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, November 16, 2019. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau/MANILA BULLETIN)

Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police near the Porte de Champerret as protesters were preparing to march across town toward Gare d’Austerlitz in southern Paris while police also intervened to prevent a few hundred demonstrators from occupying the Paris ring road, according to Reuters TV footage.

Paris police said 24 people had been arrested by 0950 GMT.

The so-called Yellow Vest protests erupted in mid-November

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