Police said at least 80 were arrested, with those detained suspected mostly of possessing illegal weapons or planning to damage property or commit acts of violence, as over a million people demonstrate across the country.
Emmanuel Macron started out his first presidential mandate with plans to completely overhaul the pension system and change it to a universal points-based system.
Several thousand demonstrators gathered in different major cities of France to protest the government policies, and brutality of security forces as many people told how their relatives have died at hands of the police.
Inspired by Canadian truckers paralysing border traffic with the United States, the demonstrators include anti-Covid vaccination activists and people angry at fast-rising energy prices.
Protesters march in cities across the country against Macron government's health pass that is now required to access restaurants, cafes, cultural venues, sports arenas and long-distance travel.
France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin last month proposed a measure long sought by police unions that will make it a crime for the press to show images of an officer’s face unless it has been blurred.
The relatively low-profile Castex replaces Edouard Philippe, who resigned earlier in the day. Macron is reshuffling the government to focus on restarting the economy after months of lockdown.
The only thing holding this back is partisan mainstream media who refuse to report on the EU’s failure to be a partner of any sort to Iran.
The challenge thrown to President Macron over his plans for radical pension reform has seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets and key transport services brought to a standstill.
French hip-hop's unique history has shaped urban culture, and now it's making sure that the youth of the country's long-neglected housing estates can join the Yellow Vest movement.
French police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government Yellow Vest demonstrations.
Yellow Vest protesters have clashed with security forces in French city of Nantes. A spokesman with the local prefecture says 21 people have been arrested.
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