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    Activists gathered on Saturday in Paris for the 26th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests, as President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cut the income tax in order to ease the economic burden on French taxpayers.

    Last week, three separate protests took place in Paris, and people took to the streets of Lyon, Toulouse and Montpellier. In addition, another rally took place at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where people protested against the privatisation of the airport.

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    • 18:23

      Around 19,000 People Participating in Yellow Vest Rallies Across France - Reports

      The number of people taking part in yellow vest protests across France has been falling for the second consecutive week, since 18,600 people rallied nationwide on Saturday, including 1,200 people in Paris, local media reported, citing the French Interior Ministry.

      Meanwhile, yellow vest activists claim that over 37,000 people took to the streets on Saturday, the BFMTV broadcaster specified.

      Yellow vest rallies are ongoing for the 26th consecutive week. Apart from the French capital, protests were held in a  number of other cities, with rallies in Lyon, Nantes and Montpellier amounting for the highest numbers of protesters.

      As many as 18,900 people rallied across the country last Saturday, including around 1,400 people in Paris, according to the French Interior Ministry.

    • 15:15

      Police Use Tear Gas Against Protesters in Nantes

    • 14:41

      Some 2,700 People Protesting Across France

      According to the French Interior Ministry, some 2,700 people protested across France by 14.00 pm local time, with 600 of them protesting in Paris.

      Yellow Vests protest in Paris. 11 May
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    • 11:36

      Rally Against Education Reform Set to Be Held in Paris

      A rally against the education reform is set to take place in Paris, while protests near the Elysian Fields and Notre Dame are still prohibited.


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