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    LIVE UPDATES: Yellow Vests Protesters Rally in Paris for 22nd Week

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    Yellow Vests protesters are gathering in Paris for the 22nd round of protests after the French government earlier this week delivered a report on France's Great National Debate. Addressing the debate, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Monday that the government needs to "lower taxes as soon as possible".

    The mass demonstrations have continued in the centre of Paris over the last two weekends despite the fact that French authorities have banned rallies on the Champs Elysees and in its vicinity in March.

    The protests, triggered by the government's plan to raise fuel taxes, have been ongoing in the country since mid-November. The authorities gave up on their fuel tax increase and have offered several other concessions, but the Yellow Vests keep gathering in cities across France.Follow Sputnik's Live Feed to Find Out More!

    The rallies continue in Lille, Rouen, Lyon, Montpellier and other French cities.

    According to French media, clashes between protesters and police have erupted in Toulouse.

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      Some 23 demonstrators have been detained for hurling various objects, inflicting damage to property as well as for possessing weapons, BFMTV reported, citing police.

    • 19:32

      Over 7,000 People Take Part in Yellow Vest Rallies Across France - Reports

      BFMTV broadcaster reported that as for 14:00 local time (12:00 p.m. GMT) around 7,500 people took part in yellow vest rallies across the country.

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    • 17:48

      Protesters Reportedly Hurl Bottles at Police Officers in Paris' Republic Square

    • 16:13

      Rallies Continue in Lille, Rouen, Lyon, Montpellier and Other Cities

    • 14:56

      Police Use Tear Gas, Stun Grenades Against Protesters in Toulouse

      The broadcaster BFMTV reported that the police have tried to push back the crowd using tear gas in response to confrontations by people dressed in black and wearing masks. Protesters also set fire to a bulldozer. The broadcaster also noted that this rally had not been agreed upon with the authorities of the Haute-Garonne department.

    • 15:02

      Macron Must Present Plan to Stop Yellow Vests Crisis - Head of Senate

      Speaker of the French Upper House Gérard Larcher has criticised Macron, stating that the president won't have a second chance in tackling the crisis, and needs to introduce short-term and long-term measures to address the protests.


    • 14:47

      Protesters Rally in Centre of Paris


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