Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

11 Février, 2019, 07:09 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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A Sentinelle security operation auto is burning in front of the Eiffel Tower during a demonstration as the "Yellow Vests" protesters take to the streets for the 13th consecutive Saturday.

The protest in the French capital has passed the National Assembly and will end up near the Eiffel Tower.

A police source, however, said numbers were higher, with 21,000 demonstrators taking part in rallies outside Paris.

Police fired tear gas in Paris to disperse demonstrators, some of whom threw debris at riot police hunkered down in front of the National Assembly.

A "yellow vest" demonstrator lost his hand during clashes with police outside the main parliament building in Paris yesterday, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.

Some of the paramedics served as a barrier to stop media and demonstrators from getting too close.

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Castaner said: "Every day the military. protects our compatriots from the risk of terrorism. These attacks are intolerable", Castaner said.

They have since broadened into a revolt against the President, Emmanuel Macron, and a political class seen as out of touch with common people. But the Interior Ministry said the protests are much smaller than last week's.

Yellow vest protesters run away from tear gas fired by riot police as they keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 13th straight weekend of demonstrations, during a demonstration in Paris, France, on February 9, 2019.

"The government has to come out of its virtual reality and enter the real world", said Annamaria Furlan, the head of the Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions Cisl.

But a YouGov poll of 1,037 people issued on Thursday suggested that almost two out of three people in France (64 per cent) still support the movement.

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