Unyielding yellow vest protesters march through Paris, condemn police violence
Despite opinion polls pointing to economic recovery, several thousand yellow vest protesters thronged the streets of Paris in protest of rising diesel tax.
Reports say scores of demonstrators also marched out in their numbers in other cities of France marking the 12th weekend of action against government.
According to official figures made by the French Interior Ministry, about 1,000 police officers have been injured along with 1,700 demonstrators since the start of the protests.
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“It’s true that this intermediate weapon can hurt, but faced with rioters, the police need it to defend themselves against those who attack them,” said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.
The nationwide protests continues despite opinion polls showing a recovery in Macron’s battered popularity rating after he launched consultations, including town hall debates, to try to quell social unrest.
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