The Yellow Vests descended into the streets of Paris on Saturday for the 22nd consecutive weekend, the first time after the new anti-rioting legislation came into effect on Thursday.
Different groups of protesters rallied in Place de la Nation and in the 17th arrondissement and later converged in Place de la Republique, where clashes erupted with security forces.
Riot police dispersed protesters... Еще with pepper spray, pushing some of the demonstrators away. Protesters in turn responded with flares.
The new legislation signed by French President Emmanuel Macron gives security forces greater powers as well as bans protesters from covering their faces.
The Yellow Vests protests started in November 2018 against a proposed fuel tax hike but have since evolved into a movement opposing the Macron administration as a whole.