Protesters chant "Macron, resign!" and "Macron is going to break down" as police fire tear gas and clash with demonstrators — reminiscent of the Yellow Vest protests which erupted in late 2018 over high fuel prices.
The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
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.
The president’s sweeping changes to bureaucratic institutions ahead of the 2022 presidential election aim to ensure that seats of power are filled with those in line with his vision.
Activists relaunched France's yellow vest movement Saturday after the disruptive demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's presidency and perceived elitism tapered off during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Turkish photojournalist was hit by a tear gas canister in Paris amid violent crackdown on protests.
A total of 173 people were arrested in Paris, Interior Minister Castaner says, while dozens more were arrested in smaller protests in other cities.
The yellow vest movement has attracted large crowds and remains a challenge to President Emmanuel Macron as it hits its 21st consecutive week. Protesters are demanding social and economic justice.
Protesters clash with riot police near Champs-Elysees avenue, vandalise luxury stores and set fires during the 18th straight week of anti-government rallies.
Demonstrators gather for the 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to protest President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies which they say favours country's rich.
Police said about 10 demonstrators have been arrested so far as scuffles broke out between protesters and police near the Champs-Elysees avenue and the National Assembly.
A group called the Red Scarves are holding demonstrations across Paris to counter the Yellow Vests protests.
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