Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris and clashes broke out in other French cities on Saturday during the 19th consecutive weekend of "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.
Reuters. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:08:22 -0400.
PARIS (REUTERS) - Sporadic clashes broke out in Paris and other French cities on Saturday (March 23) during "yellow vest"protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.
Straits Times. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:02:46 +0800.
Named after the high-visibility vests French drivers have to keep in their cars and worn by protesters, the demonstrations began in November after public anger against fuel tax rises.
Jerusalem Post. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:22:40 GMT.
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron get a standing ovation and a rapturous response from the BBC Sport commentary team after winning the free dance gold medal.
BBC News. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:52:39 GMT.
Thousands of police fanned out across central Paris and other French cities Saturday ahead of planned "yellow vest" protests, with the government vowing to prevent a repeat of the rioting and looting seen in the capital last week.
The Local. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:29:57 +0100.
Emmanuel Macron was yesterday forced to wade into an escalating row over claims that French soldiers have been authorised to open fire at today's "yellow vest" protests.
Irish Independent. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:30:00 +0000.
Facts About France
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President, who appoints a Prime Minister and presides over a Council of
Ministers. Its bicameral legislature consists of a Senate and a
National Assembly. France's capital city is Paris, and its currency
is the Euro. The primary language used in France is French, and
in 2007, France's estimated population was 63,718,000.
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