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    While the French authorities abandoned their plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures to improve the country's socioeconomic situation amid country-wide protests, Yellow Vest activists continue to take to the streets across France every weekend for demonstrations to express their discontent with the government's policies.

    Activists have gathered on Saturday in different cities in France for the 28th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests.

    Some 3,200 people are participating in yellow vest protests across France on Saturday, including 1,200 in Paris, French media reported, citing the Interior Ministry.

    In the lead up to the European Parliament elections, the biggest Yellow Vests marches are being held in Paris and Amiens, the birthplace of the incumbent French president. 

    While the marches were mostly peaceful, police in Paris used tear gas against the protesters.

    The wave of the yellow vest rallies started in France in mid-November over planned hikes in fuel taxes. While the French government has abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes and has introduced other measures to improve the country's socioeconomic situation, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend to express their discontent with the governmental policies.

    The rallies usually lead to damage and clashes between the police and activists.

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