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France: Hundreds of Yellow Vest protesters hit Paris for 41st straight week

France, Paris
August 24, 2019 at 18:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

An estimated 700 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Saturday for the 41st consecutive week of 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations.

Closely guarded by a large group of police officers, the protesters marched and chanted in a show of anger at the government.

"It's the government that decides, who says, here you go, here's what you wanted, but in fact no, we do not have what we wanted, so we're always out here. And in fact, we have the impression that protesting it is problematic for the government even though it is a fundamental right," said Francienna, a protester.

Since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests in November, tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across France over a variety of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.

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An estimated 700 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Saturday for the 41st consecutive week of 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations.

Closely guarded by a large group of police officers, the protesters marched and chanted in a show of anger at the government.

"It's the government that decides, who says, here you go, here's what you wanted, but in fact no, we do not have what we wanted, so we're always out here. And in fact, we have the impression that protesting it is problematic for the government even though it is a fundamental right," said Francienna, a protester.

Since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests in November, tens of thousands have joined demonstrations across France over a variety of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.

W/S Police officers holding protesters, Paris

W/S Protesters holding banner, signs and French flag

W/S Police officers walking in front of protesters

C/U Protesters wearing yellow vest

SOT, Claude, protester (French): "We have privatised the highway, the government wants to do the same thing with the airports of Paris, while this infrastructure provide enormous benefits to the state, these are some things that make me angry and I will continue to fight."

M/S Protesters marching

M/S Protesters marching

W/S Police officers walking in front of protesters

C/U Police officers walking

SOT, Francienna, protester (French): "It's the government that decides, who says, here you go, here's what you wanted, but in fact no, we do not have what we wanted, so we're always out here. And in fact, we have the impression that protesting it is problematic for the government even though it is a fundamental right."

C/U Sign reading (French): "Manu, the true democracy is the people who decide."

W/S Protesters marching holding signs and flags as they wear yellow vests

C/U Yellow vest

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