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    The Yellow Vests' anniversary comes amid new unrest in Paris, as the weekend protesters clashed with the police on Saturday, prompting law enforcement forces to ban the rallies.

    Yellow Vests protesters are gathering in the French capital Paris on 17 November, Sunday, exactly a year after mass demonstrations rocked France.

    The rallies, symbolised by the yellow high-visibility vests of the protesters that gave the movement its name, were initially sparked by a fuel tax hike that was later scrapped by the government.

    Nevertheless, the Yellow Vests transformed into a movement voicing general anti-government dissent that continued weekly throughout the year and often turned violent, leading to police and protesters clashing with each other.

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