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    Large-scale protests erupted in France on 17 November 2018 in the wake of the government's decision to raise fuel prices and increase fuel taxes. Even though the French authorities later scrapped their plans, the yellow vest protesters, dissatisfied with the government's social policies, have continued to rally across the country.

    The yellow vests are rallying for the fourteenth straight weekend in Paris and other major French cities on 16 February.

    According to French TV channel LCI, about 1,300 police officers, gendarmes, and firefighters have been injured since the movement launched.

    The demonstrations are often accompanied by violent clashes between protesters and police.

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      Yellow Vests: 10,200 Protesters in France, Some 3,000 in Paris - Interior Ministry

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      According to the French Interior Ministry, up to 10,200 demonstrators have been protesting in France, with some 3,000 of them rallying in Paris at 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT).

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    • 14:49

      France's First Lady Speaks About Yellow Vests (VIDEO)

      "I think we need to talk to each other, to be reconciled, because, frankly, we have to do everything together, I am sure. We have to be proud because we have absolutely everything: we have a country that is beautiful, has an incredible culture, has incredible humanity, which also knows how to be generous towards others", Brigitte Macron told reporters.

    • 14:27

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      About one hundred members of the "yellow vests" movement have blocked access roads to the Amazon logistics centre in Toulouse, France, the internet portal Actu.fr reported.

      Demonstrators reportedly plan to obstruct the work of commercial enterprises. To do so, they organised rallies on roads at six points in the city simultaneously. In particular, the traffic near the Auchan and Carrefour supermarkets was disrupted, as well as on several streets that have shopping centres.

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