French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as thousands of people gathered for May Day rallies. More than 7,000 police have been deployed to try to control a crowd that includes yellow vest demonstrators discontent with President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies.
By Sylvie Corbet, Nicolas Garriga, Associated Press
French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame…
By Angela Charlton, Michel Euler, Associated Press
About 6,000 police officers were deployed in the capital on Saturday and two drones were helping to monitor the demonstrations. French authorities also deployed soldiers to protect sensitive sites, allowing police forces to focus on maintaining order during the protests.
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees Avenue,…
By Thomas Adamson, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
Like the reflective fluorescent safety vests, occupied roundabouts have become a trademark of the protest movement shaking up France that was initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel but has since morphed into a broader anti-government revolt.
By Associated Press
Paris' police chief said armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed in the French capital in anticipation of the protests turning violent.
By Sylvie Corbet, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Even as French President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence on the protests in a brief televised address, yellow-vested demonstrators vowed to keep up the pressure on a man they see as arrogant, out-of-touch and "president of the rich."…
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Police unions and local authorities held emergency meetings Thursday while disparate groups of protesters did the same.
By Sylvie Corbet, Samuel Petrequin, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron's surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at their president, whom they consider out-of-touch with the problems of ordinary people.
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