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Yellow Vests take to the streets in 43rd week

Since the beginning of the Yellow Vest protests, at least 11 people have been killed and thousands injured.
08.09.2019 - 09:02

Yellow Vest protesters on Saturday once again took to the streets across France for the 43rd consecutive week, against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

PROTESTERS SET POLICE CAR FIRE

The demonstrations, which first started as a reaction to rising fuel prices, transformed into anti-government protests.

During Saturday's protests in Paris, 89 people among 800 were arrested. Seven were arrested in Montpellier after protesters set a police vehicle on fire; 26 were arrested in Rouen when police used pepper spray on protesters.

There were also demonstrations in the cities of Toulouse, Strasbourg and Dijon.

The French Interior Ministry did not share information on the number of protesters in demonstrations across the country.

France: Yellow Vest protests continue in its 43rd week
- Police arrest 122 protesters across several cities

By Yusuf Ozcan

PARIS (AA) - Yellow Vest protesters on Saturday once again took to the streets across France for the 43rd consecutive week, against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

The demonstrations, which first started as a reaction to rising fuel prices, transformed into anti-government protests.

During Saturday's protests in Paris, 89 people among 800 were arrested. Seven were arrested in Montpellier after protesters set a police vehicle on fire; 26 were arrested in Rouen when police used pepper spray on protesters.

There were also demonstrations in the cities of Toulouse, Strasbourg and Dijon.

The French Interior Ministry did not share information on the number of protesters in demonstrations across the country.

At least 11 people have been killed and thousands injured in the protests which started in November of last year.