🇺🇸

Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France

Credit: Newsy Studio
Published on March 16, 2019 - Duration: 00:49s

Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France

​Protesters came out in full force Saturday, throwing smoke bombs at police and even setting large fires.

Advertisement

Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France

On Saturday, Yellow Vest protests continued for the 18th straight weekend in France, some of them turning violent.

After a lull in the demonstrations in recent weeks, protesters came out in full force this weekend, throwing smoke bombs at police and setting fires to buildings.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen above Paris' famed Champs-Elysees Avenue.

According to the interior ministry, nearly 10,000 people participated in Paris, a sharp rise from the approximately 2,000 demonstrators who showed up the weekend before.

The continued protests come after a two-month national debate organized by President Emmanuel Macron to address the protesters' concerns.

The demonstrations were initially sparked by frustration with high taxes and the status of the wealthy in French society.

Police have arrested more than 120 protesters in Paris as of Saturday afternoon, according to Reuters.

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

After six months of protests, France's yellow vests lose momentum 00:40
Credit: euronews (in English) - Published 4 days ago 

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie 02:20
Credit: Reuters Studio - Published 6 days ago 

Violent clashes at the national demonstration of yellow vests in Lyon 02:03
Credit: Newsflare - Published 2 weeks ago 

Yellow vests protesters march through Paris May 11 01:12
Credit: Newsflare - Published 2 weeks ago 

Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark 01:04
Credit: Euronews English - Published 2 weeks ago 

Lowest turnout for 'yellow vest' protests in France after May Day clashes 00:26
Credit: Euronews English - Published 3 weeks ago 

Weekly 'yellow vest' protest is small after May Day's big turnout 00:37
Credit: Reuters - Politics - Published 3 weeks ago 

Paris Riots For International Workers’ Day 00:40
Credit: Wochit - Published 3 weeks ago 

You might like