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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Paris Erupts Again: Tear Gas And Water Cannon Are Fired At 'Yellow Vest' Rioters As 'Day of Rage' Clashes Lead To more than 700 Arrests

Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters are detained in Paris
Riots in Paris have turned violent as armed police failed to quell thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters demonstrating over living costs and proposed tax rises in France, despite more than 700 arrests by midday today. 

French police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and Emmanuel Macron.

Dramatic photographs offer a snapshot into the volatile atmosphere surrounding the streets of France, as protesters continue to demand more concessions from the government after Macron's U-turn on the fuel tax.


Cars were flipped and set ablaze, smoke bombs were launched and tri-colour flags waved in defiance as heavily armoured police fought back in a bid to keep control of the city streets.

The rioting has spread across Europe to Brussels and Amsterdam as Belgium and Dutch police brace themselves to tackle more violent demonstrations. 

French riot police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and French President Emmanuel Macron
French riot police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and French President Emmanuel Macron
A woman is sprayed with teargas by the riot police officer during the "yellow vests" protest against higher fuel prices, in Brussels

Firemen work to extinguish vehicules on fire during a "yellow vests" demonstration against rising costs of living near the Champ Elysees
Security officials imposed a lockdown on parts of central Paris, determined to prevent a repeat of the rioting a week ago that damaged a major monument, injured 130 people and tarnished the country's global image.

Blue armored vehicles rumbled across cobblestone streets from the Arc de Triomphe across toward eastern Paris as scattered demonstrations spread around the city. 

Police were mounted on horses and surrounded protesters with trained dogs. A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself, as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighborhood.
Police were mounted on horses and surrounded protesters with trained dogs. A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself, as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighborhood

While elsewhere rioting has spread across Europe to Brussels and Amsterdam as Belgium and Dutch police brace themselves to more violent demonstrations
Police were mounted on horses and surrounded protesters with trained dogs. A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself, as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighborhood

Police were mounted on horses and surrounded protesters with trained dogs. A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself, as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighbourhood

Security officials imposed a lockdown on parts of central Paris, determined to prevent a repeat of the rioting a week ago that damaged a major monument, injured 130 people and tarnished the country's global imageƂ 

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