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France: Massive police presence in Paris as Yellow Vests mark one-year anniv.

France, Paris
November 16, 2019 at 14:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

The French government deployed a massive police presence in central Paris on Saturday, as hundreds of protesters took to streets to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Yellow Vest movement.

According to reports, at least 33 people were detained, as the protest turned violent with police responding with tear gas and water cannon.

The Yellow Vest protests began on November 17, 2018, and were initially sparked by a fuel price rise, but quickly spread throughout France and evolved into a general expression of dissatisfaction with the status quo.

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The French government deployed a massive police presence in central Paris on Saturday, as hundreds of protesters took to streets to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Yellow Vest movement.

According to reports, at least 33 people were detained, as the protest turned violent with police responding with tear gas and water cannon.

The Yellow Vest protests began on November 17, 2018, and were initially sparked by a fuel price rise, but quickly spread throughout France and evolved into a general expression of dissatisfaction with the status quo.

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