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    The 30 March protests in the French capital will mark the 20th week of demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies as the second phase of the “Grand National Debate” is expected to continue in the next few days.

    Last weekend, French police banned protests on the Champs-Elysees and in its vicinity. Similar precautionary measures were taken by police in the French cities of Nice, Marseille and Metz.

    Moreover, ahead of the 20th Yellow Vests protests, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that Operation Sentinelle troops have been mobilised to help maintain security in Paris and across the country. According to the French government, troops have only been deployed to guard symbolic sites.

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    • 20:48

      Clashes in Bordeaux Between Protesters and Police (VIDEO)

      Despite the ban on demonstrations by the prefecture of Gironde, yellow vests gathered on Saturday in the city centre of Bordeaux. Though the rally started peacefully, tensions erupted around the Place de la République at around 4:30 pm local time. The police have dispersed the demonstrators.

    • 20:42

      Two Policemen Injured in Montpellier Amid Yellow Vests Protests - Prefecture

    • 18:25

      About 5,600 Protesters Took to Streets in France to Participate in Yellow Vests Rallies, Including 1,800 in Paris - Interior Ministry

    • 17:53

      French Police Detain 25 Protesters at Area of Champs Elysees - Reports

      Earlier the French authorities have banned the manifestations in some central areas of Paris, including Champs Elysees.

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      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday that he had instructed the police to ban the yellow vest protests on the Champs-Elysees avenue, located in the heart of the French capital, for the second consecutive weekend.
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    • 16:49

      Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Yellow Vests Protesters in Paris

      Saturday's protests started from Paris' Gare de L'Est train station at 1 p.m. [12:00 GMT]. When the demonstrators reached the Francois Mitterrand embankment, they had a confrontation with the police forces. Bottles and cans were thrown at the police by the protesters and the police retaliated by spraying the crowd with tear gas.

      No following actions were taken by the police nor the protesters, and the demonstration continued on to its final destination point in central Paris - Trocadero Square.

      The main focus of Saturday's yellow vest protests, according to the movement's flyer, was "Droit Au Logement" (The Right to Housing), which aims to secure people equal access rights to habitation.

    • 15:55

      The 20th Yellow Vests Manifestation Started in Paris: Protesters Heading From Gare de l'Est to Place du Trocadero

    • 15:46

      Some 12,000 Policemen Secure Order at Yellow Vests Protests in France, Sentinelle Mobilised - Reports

    • 15:30

      Clashes Between Protesters, Police Reportedly Erupt in Avignon (VIDEO)

      According to BFMTV, protesters have attempted to make their way to the area prohibited for the demonstrations in the city centre of Avignon and the police had to force them out and secure the perimeter.

    • 15:14

      French Alliance Police Union Say Law Enforcement Became 'Scapegoat' Amid Rallies - Reports

      In the interview to AFP news agency, Frédéric Lagache, the secretary general of the Alliance police union stated that the police forces are "fed up" to be "scapegoats" amid the violence ongoing during the rallies. He also pointed to the fact that law enforcement has been mobilized for twenty consecutive weekends restoring order during protests, accusing some minority groups of attempts to misrepresent police. 

    • 14:43

      Police Preparing to Protests (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    • 14:32

      Yellow Vests Protesters Gather for Demonstrations (VIDEO)

    • 14:30

      Dress to Impress: Some Protesters Choose Vivid Colours for Rallies (VIDEO)

      Some people allegedly going to participate in the today's Yellow Vests rallies decided to pick up unusual outfits for the demonstration.


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