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France: “yellow vests” in the 63rd week of protests

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — ‘Yellow vests’ again rallied in the streets of France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government policies.

The “Yellow Jackets” protests continued in the 63rd week, which began in response to rising fuel prices and poor economic conditions but later turned into protests against Macron’s government.

Protesters who gathered in Paris’s Mireille-Havet Square marched to the Villiers neighborhood. The protest was held under intense security measures and ended without incident.

Meanwhile, during protests in Toulouse there have been tensions between protesters and police, where security forces later interfered with tear gas.

Protests have also been held in various cities across the country.

French police, as in previous weeks, have stopped protests in the area around Champs-Elysees Boulevard, one of the most important symbols of Paris, around Notre-Dame Cathedral which was badly damaged by a fire in April last year as and around the National Parliament and Elysee residence.

The “Yellow Jackets” protests began on November 17, 2018. Since the beginning of the protests to date, 11 people have lost their lives, 26 have lost their eyes, 5 have been handcuffed and about 500 others have lost their eyes. have been injured.

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