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120 arrested after violent protests in Paris

In the morning held a new demonstration of Yellow vests in the centre of Paris. After several weeks of increasingly avmattade manifestations was the Saturday quickly violent. Protesters traveled barricades, vandalized restaurants and to have plundered the shops around the avenue des Champs-Élysées and the arc de triomphe. Images from the scene showed fires and riots.

A large crowd gathered in the Champs-Élysées and the police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse them. Scenes from the site recalled the most intense in the Yellow västarnas demonstrations, which have been going on since november, according to France 24.

Image 1 of 4 Protesters shatters the storefront to the shops on the Champs-Élysées. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP Slide 2 of 4 the Words ”yellow and beautiful” is scribbled on a destroyed storefront on the Champs-Élysées. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP Image 3 of 4 Protesters shatters the storefront to the shops on the Champs-Élysées. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP Image 4 of 4 A police officer throws a tear gas against the demonstrators. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP Slideshow

Interior minister Christophe Castaner stated to the AFP news agency that an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people had gathered to protest – of which 1.500 belong to an extreme event.

On a side-street was a bank on fire and clip synthesis flames beat the out of the windows, on the ground floor of an apartment complex. The fire department evacuated the residents and eleven persons were injured slightly.

”The individuals who commit these actions are neither the protesters or the thugs. They are murderers,” wrote the interior minister Christophe Castaner on Twitter with a reference to the fire.

According to Castaner had Saturday's demonstrations infiltrated by gangs that don't have protests to make. ”Some are there only to destroy, fight and attack, said the minister.

Via Twitter announced Castaner that the police had been ordered to respond to ”heavy-handed” on the riots. Over 5,000 police officers deployed around the Champs-Élysées to keep order, and several tube stations were kept closed. More than 120 people had been arrested for the 17th time.

occurs after the weeks of decreased participation in the movement, which is protesting against president Emmanuel Macrons administration.

Organizers called Saturday's protest an ”ultimatum” to the Macron, to indicate that the protests of the former strength may occur again, writes France 24.

French journalist Aline Leclerc published the pictures on Twitter how the famous restaurant Le Fouquet was vandalized.

the Yellow of the vests gradually left the Place de l'étoile and the situation calmed down, according to the French Le Monde.

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