France: Tear gas, water cannons deployed at 'Yellow Vest' protest in Paris

Riot police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in Paris on Saturday, as 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations continued across France. Protesters knocked down barriers and clashed with police officers garbed in riot gear. One protester criticised French President Emmanuel Macron for his inaction, pointing to how the head of state is in Argentina at the G20 summit while his people... Еще are on the streets. «We just want lower taxes», he stressed. Another said that «the human aspect» needs to be prioritised before money, adding that there are retired people in France «who get 800, 900 euros and don't make ends meet.» The demonstrations, which began earlier in the month, were initially called in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement of fuel tax hikes but have since evolved into an expression of general anger at high costs of living, poverty and inequality in France.

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