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Yellow vest protestors flock France streets for 21st straight weekend


Devdiscourse News Desk Paris
Updated: 06-04-2019 17:49 IST
Yellow vest protestors flock France streets for 21st straight weekend

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Protesters from the yellow vest movement are taking to the streets of France for a 21st straight weekend, with hundreds gathered for a march across Paris, one of numerous protests around the country. Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being more mobile and proactive to counter eventual violence since the first Saturday of protests Nov. 17.

The Champs-Elysees avenue is off-limits to protesters after it was hit by rioting last month. Hundreds gathered in Rouen, in Normandy, a past flashpoint, and hundreds more in eastern Paris at the Place de la Republique, the start of a march to the business district on the capital's western edge. The yellow vest movement, demanding social and economic justice, has attracted dwindling crowds but still remains a challenge to President Emmanuel Macron.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : France

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