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Macron convicted violent yellow West

a large number of arrests, looting, fire, and Hurt With sharp words, the President of France, Macron has condemned the violence in the recent "yellow West"-protests in Paris. He announced tough measures.

In recent weeks, it had become a little quiet around the "yellow West"-protests in France. Yesterday, however, some of the protest movement reported back with full force: On the Champs-Elysées and around the Arc de Triomphe, delivered partly masked demonstrators clashes with police.

The Boulevard resembled at times a battlefield, reported the ARD correspondent Barbara Kostolnik. Shop Windows were smashed and shops looted. In a Bank branch on the ground floor of a residential building fire, several residents of the apartments had to be rescued. Eleven people suffered injuries.

The rioters caused severe devastation.

"people who want to destroy the Republic"

President Emmanuel Macron denounced the violence in the strongest possible terms. What happened could not be described as a Demonstration, he said. "The are people who want to destroy the Republic, at the risk of killing. Everyone who was there was involved in it."

Macron announced "strong decisions", so that the excesses of violence, repeated. Although his government had taken since November, a series of measures against rioters. The violence at the protests would, however, have not shown that this was sufficient.

Macron reportedly was actually on a skiing holiday in the Pyrenees, but returned in the evening to Paris. In the interior Ministry there was a crisis meeting.

smoke bombs and paving stones

Some of the demonstrators had attacked the police. They threw smoke bombs and paving stones at police and attacked a vehicle. A visibly shattering Prime Minister Edouard Philippe called the violence unacceptable. In total about 1000 violent anarchists were responsible. The police will proceed with the utmost severity.

in fact, the 5000 officials got the riots barely under control. You went in with water cannons and tear gas against the Violent. The news agencies unanimously reported that more than 100 arrests.

The interior Ministry said 10,000 demonstrators in Paris. Country-wide there were a total of 14,500.

demonstrations in favour of climate protection and of the "yellow West" in Paris
daily news at 17:00, 16.03.2019, Mathias Werth, ARD Paris

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