More violence in Paris as yellow vests keep marching

11 February, 2019, 21:52 | Author: Carlos George
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"The governments of France and Italy have their differences", he said.

PARIS-Thousands of French "yellow vest" demonstrators marched February 9 for their 13th weekend of action, which included scuffles in Paris and a demonstrator's hand mangled by a small explosive.

Police said 21 demonstrators had been arrested as scuffles broke out between protesters and police near the Champs-Elysees Avenue and the National Assembly.

The Yellow Vest protests, which started late a year ago, began as a movement against Emmanuel Macron's proposed fuel taxes.

According to French media reports, the incident took place on Saturday when the protester attempted to pick up a rubber pellet grenade and it exploded in his hand, reports the BBC. The demonstrations spiraled into clashes with the police and a protest against the country's leadership, whom protestors accuse of ineffective government and taking insufficient measures to fight poverty.

About 55,000 protesters were involved in this week's yellow vest demonstrations.

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"What's being called the great national debate has so far been very popular with hundreds of thousands of French people, but many yellow-vesters have denounced it as a marketing ploy", Beardsley said.

"When the cops went to disperse people, he got hit by a flash-ball grenade in the calf".

Paris police confirmed that a demonstrator was injured in the hand and been treated by paramedics, but did not identify the victim.

Earlier on Saturday, activists in Latvia staged a picket in front of the French embassy in Riga, the capital of the small Baltic EU country, to support the yellow vest movement and urge Latvians to demand higher living standards.

Thousands of protesters also turned out in the French cities of Marseille and Montpellier as well as Bordeaux and Toulouse and in several cities in France's north and west. That was down from the previous week, when official figures put the number at 58,600, 10,500 in Paris.

Under pressure, Macron announced a rise in the minimum wage and scuttled the tax hikes.

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