French Police take a hard line on Yellow Vest Protesters
French police used tear gas and physical force to push back Yellow Vest protesters who had flooded Paris streets for the 34th weekend of demo in a row on Saturday.
Iran Press/Europe: Since the movement began last November, tens of thousands have marched every Saturday through the streets of France, airing a number of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality, and job insecurity according to Iran Press.
According to official numbers, over 6,000 took to the streets last weekend across the country.
The protests began in mid-November last year over higher fuel taxes, which were subsequently scrapped, and have since morphed into a broader demonstration against French President Emmanuel Macron and his government.
While the government satisfied the protesters' demand, the demonstrations did not abate and transformed into a broader movement to express discontent with other government policies.