PARIS – The French riot police in Paris used tear gas is fired, and a waterwerper used in a new proof of the so-called Cardigans Jaunes, protesters in yellow vests. The metropolitan police reports that all 24 arrests have been made.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe, the huge triumphal arch near the famous avenue Champs-Élysées. They sang the national anthem and chanted “Macron quit.” French media reports that the police intervention when protesters through a checkpoint and trying to break.
The authorities had the new protests are already expected. In Paris, five thousand policemen and gendarmes deployed, substantially more than last week. When riots on the Champs-Élysées when the ’yellow shirts’ were demonstrating against the increase of fuel prices.
The Champs-Élysées is closed on Saturdays for traffic and pedestrians have to pass through checkpoints. Many restaurants and shops in the vicinity as a precaution, their windows blinded, and everywhere there are barriers and barricades.
“We are afraid that small groups of rioters who are no yellow vests will infiltrate to be with the police to fight”, said the head of one of the politievakbonden earlier. “Because of the extensive security measures around the Champs, there are fears that rioters somewhere else to go.”
Also in other places in the country, thousands of agents ready to protest the right direction.