Demonstrators looted stores on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th week of “yellow vest” protests, characterised by an uptick in violence after dwindling participation in recent weeks.
French police are facing a new form of weapon during “yellow vest” protests, bags of fecal matter thrown bomb-like by demonstrators.
France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations.
Eighteen months ago, France’s President Emmanuel Macron ascended the highest office in the land after he swept to a resounding election victory over far-right wing politician Marine Le Pen.
Thousands of “yellow vest” protesters returned to the streets of France Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies, clashing with police in several cities in a challenge to his bid to quell the movement.