• Hundreds Arrested in Paris Amid Yellow Vest Protests

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Tensions escalated across Paris with police firing tear gas and using water cannons to quell "Yellow Vests" protesters, a week after extremely violent clashes prompted President Emmanuel Macron's government to back down on fuel tax increases.
    By midday Saturday, nearly 600 people had been arrested and close to 400 placed in custody in Paris, according to the police prefecture. Some arrests were carried out early today as police conducted searches ahead of the protests, seeking to prevent rioting. Tens of thousands of officers have been deployed nationwide. About 31,000 protesters were out...
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