Paris On Lockdown-Protests Spreading To Brussels & Amsterdam…

Paris On Lockdown-Protests Spreading To Brussels & Amsterdam…

Paris erupts again: Tear gas and water cannon are fired at ‘yellow vest’ rioters as ‘Day of Rage’ clashes lead to more than 700 arrests – with protests now spreading across Europe to Brussels and Amsterdam

  • Paris is on lockdown as armed police battle to contain ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators with more than 700 arrests 
  • 8,000 police were deployed in Paris to avoid a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem when rioters wreaked havoc
  • Shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture and construction site materials were removed
  • More than 700 demonstrators have been arrested today, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said

Riots in Paris have turned violent as armed police failed to quell thousands of ‘yellow vest’ protesters demonstrating over living costs and proposed tax rises in France, despite more than 700 arrests by midday today.

French police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and Emmanuel Macron.

Dramatic photographs offer a snapshot into the volatile atmosphere surrounding the streets of France, as protesters continue to demand more concessions from the government after Macron’s U-turn on the fuel tax.

Cars were flipped and set ablaze, smoke bombs were launched and tri-colour flags waved in defiance as heavily amoured police fought back in a bid to keep control of the city streets.

The rioting has spread across Europe to Brussels and Amsterdam as Belgium and Dutch police brace themselves to tackle more violent demonstrations.

Paris is on lockdown as armed police battle to contain 'yellow vest' demonstrators with more than 700 arrests so far today in the fourth straight weekend of demonstrations over living costs and proposed tax rises in France. Angry protesters have been pictured throwing flares and smoke bombs at police who have returned in kind with tear gas and water cannons

Paris is on lockdown as armed police battle to contain ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators with more than 700 arrests so far today in the fourth straight weekend of demonstrations over living costs and proposed tax rises in France. Angry protesters have been pictured throwing flares and smoke bombs at police who have returned in kind with tear gas and water cannons

MORE HERE: Paris on lockdown: Tear gas and water cannon are fired at ‘yellow vest’ rioters as ‘Day of Rage’ clashes lead to more than 700 arrests – with protests now spreading across Europe to Brussels and Amsterdam

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *