(CNN)Police took more than 250 people in for questioning and fired tear gas during violent scenes in Paris on Saturday, after the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests, took to the streets of the capital for the first time since lockdown was lifted in May. ‘March of the mutilated’ calls for ban on use of explosive grenades and rubber bullets, Sun 2 Jun 2019 16.41 BST
As Paris authorities had banned all "yellow vest" demonstrations near the parade, many protesters did not wear the high-visibility jackets that give their movement its name.
A bank and an estate agent had their front windows smashed.
Protesters attempt to block road with metal barricades, dustbins and other debris .
Just because a hand has been torn off or an eye damaged doesn’t mean that this [response] is illegal. On the gilets jaunes side, Heitz said 2,907 protesters had been arrested, of whom 1,304 were released without charge and 1,357 were referred to the courts. But the demographics have widened as numbers have risen, with members now made up of all ages, social classes, jobs and political views.
After being caught out by the speed and effectiveness of last year's protests, Mr Macron and his government are now trying to contain it.
The Paris Police Department said 175 people had been arrested since the morning and calm returned to the Champs-Elysees by 4pm. A group of 38 injured gilets jaunes have set up a group called Mutilés pour l’Exemple. 'Direct democracy is our main aim - we want everybody to have a say in the decisions that our made on our behalf.'. The “gilet jaune” movement is the name given to the principal rioters identified by their fluorescent jackets as a mark of symbolism to French motorists who must wear one by law.
Violent protests continued, causing millions of pounds worth of damage to high-profile tourists sites including the Arc de Triomphe itself.
Express. Weekly demonstrations by yellow vest protesters have dwindled in size to just a few hundred people in recent weeks from about 300,000 nationwide in November.
Fifty “more serious and complex” cases involving “violence to the police, pillaging luxury stores or damaging the Arc de Triomphe” were the subject of a full investigation. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Despite a lack of central organisation, the movement’s demands are increasing, including talk of a tax system overhaul and new minimum pension. Sehen Sie sich eine Kollektion von Gilets Jaunes protest Paris Fotos und redaktionellen Stock-Bildern an. On Wednesday, local authorities issued a decree forbidding the gilets jaunes from gathering on the Champs-Élysées at the weekend. We're only the mirror of what he had proposed, what he sold to us. IMAGES OF burning barricades, riot police and tear gas on the Champs-Elysées in Paris have brought France’s gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) to the world’s attention. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. newspaper archive. Among them were people seriously injured in demonstrations since the movement started last November. Those wounded have included 24 protesters who have lost an eye, and five who have lost a hand because of police weapons. Banks and upmarket shops were being destroyed by gangs of rioters in central Paris today as thousands rallied to mark the first anniversary of France's Yellow Vest movement.
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