President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency as protesters hurled stones and erected burning barricades after the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of a $2 billion government fiscal reform package.
The government deployed a massive police presence on Saturday as it feared yellow-vest supporters would take advantage of authorised protests over climate change and pension reform to cause disruption in the French capital.
Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg will join a protest in NY on September 20 that is taking place as part of coordinated climate demonstrations held around the world while authorities gave their blessings to children who want to join it.
Police fired tear gas from the other side of the barriers, then brought out a water cannon truck that fired regular water and then a blue liquid at protesters.
The human chain is the latest creative demonstration in nearly three months of rolling protests which have tipped Hong Kong into an unprecedented political crisis.
Since the Gaza demonstrations began in March last year, Israeli forces have killed nearly 270 protesters and wounded thousands.
The protest was organised by groups of Romanians working abroad, angry at what they say is entrenched corruption, weak public administration and attempts by the ruling coalition to weaken the judiciary in one of the EU's most corrupt states.
A rally was called for Sunday afternoon at Chater Garden, an urban park in the financial district, a day after clashes led to 11 arrests and left at least two dozen injured in Yeun Long.
Men in white t-shirts, some armed with poles, stormed a subway station and attacked passengers. Witnesses said the masked men were attacking people that had been at the anti-government march.
The protestors are worried but also hopeful for their future as they band together and support each other while camped outside the Defence Ministry.
The head of Algeria's Constitutional Council stepped down after weeks of facing the ire of protesters, state TV reported.
The anti-government sit-in outside the military compound has continued since April 6. The new military rulers are facing increasing pressure to hand power to a civilian government after a coup against Omar al Bashir.
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