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    People are rallying in Paris and other French cities, holding Yellow Vests protests for a 24th week; this comes shortly after President Emmanuel Macron held his first-ever full domestic news conference, where he pledged to cut the income tax in order to ease the economic issues in France.

    Last weekend, the number of yellow vests protesters rose to 27,900, with 9,000 gatherings in Paris. According to police, at least 126 people were arrested in the French capital alone.

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    The protesters earlier urged people to gather in Strasbourg, so local authorities banned rallies near EU offices.

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    • 19:16

      More Than 23,500 People Took Part in Yellow Vests Protest Across France

      According to French BFMTV broadcaster, more than 23,500 people took part in Yellow Vests protest across France on Saturday.

    • 17:46

      Police Arrest 26 Yellow Vests Protesters in Strasbourg

      French law enforcement bodies detained on Saturday 26 people following clashes between protesters and police at the yellow vest rally in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, France 3 broadcaster reported, citing local police prefecture.

      According to previous reports, three people were detained in Strasbourg.

      Yellow vest protesters have chosen Strasbourg as their mobilization center for the 24th consecutive weekend of anti-governmental rallies.


    • 16:00

      Around 5,500 People Take Part in Yellow Vests Protest Across France - Interior Ministry

    • 14:49

      Protesters Hold 'March on Media', Call for Unbiased Coverage of Rallies

      According to BFMTV, several hundred people are marching past the main offices of the largest French media outlets (including Radio France, LCI, and TF1), with their route starting near La Maison de la Radio.

    • 14:29

      Protesters Clash With Police in Strasbourg

      Protesters are clashing with police officers during the ongoing yellow vest rally in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, and one demonstrator has already been injured, local media reported on Saturday.

      According France Info, protesters tried to cross into territories that they were not authorized to enter, including Bordeaux Square, and then clashed with security officers who were impeding passage. Protesters are reportedly setting garbage bins on fire, and police officers are using teargas against them.

      As many as 2,000 people were taking part in the yellow vest rally in Strasbourg as of 2 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT). Three people have been detained.

    • 12:51

      New Round of Protests Begin in Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse

      French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during his live address following the Great National Debate, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 25, 2019. President Emmanuel Macron on April 25, 2019 vowed to press ahead with his government's programme to transform France, adding public order must be restored after months of protests.

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