The police in Paris arrested at least ninety protesters on Saturday. A total of 1249 demonstrators were also stopped by the police, which issued 104 fines. It is restless in the city because of three demonstrations in the center.
It is a protest about the climate, a manifestation of the so-called 'Yellow Hesjes' and a demonstration against announced pension reforms by President Emmanuel Macron.
It was not disclosed for which demonstration or demonstrations the detainees were arrested. It is clear, however, that in any case the protest of the 'Yellow Hesjes' is uneasy. During police searches and bag checks, the police seized explosive material, reports the French newspaper Le Parisien .
The first disturbances took place around 10 am at Saint-Lazare station, where an unannounced demonstration of 'Yellow Hesjes' took place. Agents use tear gas. According to Le Parisien, thirty people were arrested less than an hour later.
Sur les Champs Elysees: tirs de gaz lacrymo démarrent. #GiletsJaunes # Acte45 #ParisAvatar
Tensions also rose at Place de la Madeleine. 'Gele Hesjes' was told to leave there, because demonstration on the square is forbidden. On the famous Champs Elysees, too, it is restless and the riot police are using tear gas.
The authorities took into account a busy protest day in advance: this morning 7,500 officers were ready to intervene if necessary. Despite the unrest, no damage has occurred
'Yellow vests' no longer wear yellow vests
The 'Yellow Hesjes' movement began in November with protests against planned increases in gasoline excise duties, but is now generally opposed to government reform plans. Contrary to what their name suggests, the demonstrators usually no longer wear a yellow vest. This makes it more difficult for the police to monitor the group.
In the beginning there were almost a quarter of a million participants in the protests, but their number is falling sharply. How many 'Yellow Hesjes' are on Saturday in the 45th week of the protests is still unclear.
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