French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store
PARIS (AFP) - French 'yellow vest' demonstrators occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday (Nov 17), a day after clashes in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
The protesters were expelled shortly afterwards by security staff.
Twenty people were arrested Sunday in Paris but in most places the protests were peaceful.
'THUGS' AND 'BRUTES' Police checked thousands of demonstrators over the weekend. On Sunday, prosecutors said 169 were held in custody including eight minors.
She accused the police of tactics"unworthy of a democratic state", citing"the repeated teargassing and (stun) grenades going off everywhere".
The interior ministry put the number of demonstrators on Saturday at 28,600 nationwide but the organisers said nearly 40,000 people had rallied - a far cry from the estimated 282,000 who took part in the first big day of protests on November 17, 2018.Read more: The Straits Times
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Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversaryParis police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of ...
Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversaryFrench police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations. On the Place d'Italie in the south of the city, demonstrators, many clad in black and hiding their faces, vandalized
Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversaryParis police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of ...
Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversaryPARIS (REUTERS) - Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris on Saturday (Nov 16) to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
As France dithers, Paris bans use of wild animals in circusesWhile France mulls whether to join a majority of EU nations in banning wild animals in circuses, the city of Paris pressed ahead Friday with its own plan to outlaw the practice amid fresh concerns over cruelty. A proposal was adopted by the municipal council late Friday that will see permits withheld