Shouts of "Macron, resign" mingled with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, the scene of the worst rioting in Paris for decades last weekend.
As France braces for another wave of potentially violent "yellow vest" protests over the weekend, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued a safety advisory for journalists who want to be on the field in France and Belgium.
A French interior ministry official says that authorities are bracing for "significant violence" on Saturday, based on indications that protesters on both the far right and far left are planning to converge on Paris.
Three people have died so far in riots across France over fuel tax hikes. Earlier, representatives of the protesters had refused to meet a government delegation after threats from far-right groups.
Since Saturday last week, large demonstrations were held across the country against soaring oil prices. But is it just about fuel?
Latest demonstrations against fuel prices were staged in several regions across France igniting clashes with police, but their intensity appeared to be diminishing as compared to the protests held a day earlier.
Critics say President Xi Jinping's government is seeking to deflect international pressure for greater access to markets in China amid complaints Beijing is improperly subsidising fledgling Chinese suppliers and shielding them from competition.
"All emergency services have been mobilised and a crisis coordination unit set up," says Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
The move came after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him.
The government appointments, made as a part of Macron's promise to bridge the right-left divide, included politicians and some who are not.
Philippe, mayor of the port city Le Havre, is from the the moderate wing of The Republicans party and his appointment is seen as a strategic move by Macron to unite the right and the left in France.
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