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Demonstrators hold upside down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest through the streets of Bayonne, France Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Critics of French President Emmanuel Macron are marching near the G-7 summit he is hosting to demand he do more to protect French workers and the planet. A melange of activists, some wearing yellow vests, carried portraits of Macron as they marched Sunday through the southwest city of Bayonne. Some held the portraits upside down. - Sputnik International

Yellow Vests Gather in Nantes for 44th Round of Protests - Video

The 43rd round of Yellow Vest rallies turned violent in some cities across France last week as demonstrators threw missiles at police who responded with tear gas.

Yellow Vests demonstrators are flooding the streets of Nantes in western France on 14 September to take part in a new round of rallies. This time the organisers have moved the demonstration from traditional protest areas to other areas of the city.

Yellow vest rallies rocked the country in mid-November prompted by planned hikes in fuel taxes. While the French government scrapped its plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures to improve the country's socio-economic situation, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend to express their discontent with government's policies.

Last weekend, the 43rd protest action swept across the country with people taking to streets in Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Rouen.


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18:46 GMT 14.09.2019
Three Policemen, Two Gendarmes Injured in Clashes with Protesters

According to a statement issued by the national police on Twitter, Act 44 of the Yellow Vests protests in Nantes is over. The number of participants who joined the rally during the day stood at 1,800. Thirty-five people were detained. Three policemen and two gendarmes were injured during clashes with aggressive protesters. 

14:03 GMT 14.09.2019
At Least 400 People Take Part in Yellow Vests March

According to BMT media outlet, French police have detained 18 people preemptively as upt to 400 demonstartors took to the streets

13:03 GMT 14.09.2019
Police Use Tear Gas Against Yellow Vests Protesters in Nantes

Police in Nantes resorted to tear gas in clashes with the protesters shortly after the procession started at around 4 PM local time. The demonstrators protected themselves with masks, hoods and umbrellas.

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