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    Other than voicing their usual demands, protesters will also raise the issue of police violence following protest leader Jérôme Rodrigues sustaining an eye injury in an earlier rally.

    Yellow Vests demonstrations are underway on Saturday, with the anti-establishment movement reaching its twelfth week of nationwide protests. Rallies are expected to take place not only in Paris, but in Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille and numerous small French towns. 

    The Yellow Vests protests, aptly named after the reflective jacket all drivers in France are required to carry in their vehicles, began in mid-November, sparked by concerns over an impending gas and diesel tax hike. While Paris has since scrapped the proposed tax increase, the protests have evolved into a broader movement against government policies and rising living costs throughout the country. 

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    • 21:59

      Over 58,000 Protesters Participate in Yellow Vests Rallies - Reports

      France Info reports, citing the data from police, that more than 58,000 protesters took to the streets in France on Saturday.

    • 21:28

      About 14,000 People Take Part in Yellow Vest March in Paris - Reports

      Almost 14,000 people are participating in a yellow vest march in Paris on Saturday to pay tribute to those injured in demonstrations and to condemn the police for using high-velocity rubber ball launchers, local media reported, citing a non-governmental organization.

      According to the BFMTV broadcaster, 13,800 yellow vest protesters have gathered for the rally in the French capital.

      Earlier in the day, a Sputnik correspondent reported that a "white march" ("marche blanche") in support of those, who were injured in the continuing protests in France, was held in Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Police officers used teargas in the French capital to contain clashes that broke out at the Place de la Republique, while 10 people were detained.

      Anti-government rallies are continuing in Paris for the twelfth straight weekend. Demonstrations began in mid-November in protest of plans to hike fuel taxes but soon morphed into a wider outcry against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies and high living costs.

    • 21:10

      A Yellow Vests Leader Thierry-Paul Valette Wounded During Protest - Reports

      A Yellow Vests leader Thierry-Paul Valette has been injured during the protest, a Sputnik correspondent reported.  

    • 21:07

      At Least Eight Policemen Injured During Yellow Vests Rallies in France - Reports

    • 20:57

      French Yellow Vests Protesters Condemn Police Violence as Some Demonstrators Injured - Reports

      Thousands of Yellow Vests protesters in Paris stood united in condemning the police for using violence and injuring people on the streets during rallies, the AFP news agency reported. 

      They paid special tribute to Jerome Rodrigues, a Yellow Vests leader who sustained an eye wound last week.

    • 20:08

      Police Detain 22 Protesters in Paris During Yellow Vests Rally - Reports

      The number of detained protesters in Paris on Saturday reached 22, the BFMTV broadcaster reported, citing a police source.

      Earlier in the day, the media stated that French law enforcement officers detained 14 protesters in the French city of Valence. 

    • 19:40

      Around 10,000 Yellow Vests Protesters Rally in Paris on Saturday

      The French Interior Ministry stated that about 8,000 demonstrators took part in rallies in Paris, while 17,400 people attended Yellow Vests protests across the country.  Meanwhile, the Paris Police Prefecture stated that 10,500 protesters marched in the French capital on Saturday. 

      At the same time, Sputnik France cited other sources as stating that around 13,800 gathered in Paris. 

    • 19:29

      French Police Use Tear Gas Against Protesters in Toulouse

    • 19:03

      Yellow Vest Protests in Paris Result in Clashes, Detention of 10 People – Reports

      A rally of the yellow vest movement is taking place in Paris and has already resulted in clashes between the protesters and the police, while 10 people have been detained, local media reported, citing authorities.

      A "white march" ("marche blanche") in support of those, who were injured in the continuing protests in France, is currently being held in Paris and other French cities. The police have used teargas in the French capital to contain clashes that broke out at the Place de la Republique, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

      At the same time, the BFMTV broadcaster specified that 10 people had been detained in Paris, while 18 others were detained for possession of weapons in the French southeastern city of Valence.

      Anti-government rallies are continuing in Paris for the twelfth straight weekend. Demonstrations began in mid-November in protest of plans to hike fuel taxes but soon morphed into a wider outcry against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies and high living costs.

    • 17:50

      Two Policemen Injured During Yellow Vests Protests in Western France - Reports

      Two law enforcement officers sustained injuries on Saturday in the western French city of Morlaix, the AFP news agency reported. 

      Several hundreds of protesters are taking part in the demonstrations in Morlaix, according to the media outlet.

    • 17:35

      Video of Massive Protest in French City of Bordeaux Emerges Online

    • 16:40

      Police Detain 14 Yellow Vests Protesters in French City Valence - Reports

      French law enforcement officers detained 14 protesters on Saturday during a Yellow Vests rally in Valence, the BFM broadcaster reported, citing a police source. 

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