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Violent protests in Paris – more than 220 detainees

On the images and live streams from the protests appeared riot police, burning objects and the commander. At 19.30 o'clock on Saturday night, had 227 people have been arrested in connection with the demonstrations, reports Le Monde.

According to the ministry of the interior, was attended by about 28.000 people participated in the protests, of which 9,000 in the capital.

and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators during the day. The unrest was mainly concentrated to the area around the Place de la Republique in the northeast of Paris. Over 14,000 people have also been carried out by the police during the day, according to France24.

Easter was on the 23rd of Saturday in a row that the protests took place in France. The demonstrators are mobilising themselves for their dissatisfaction with economic inequality in the country. About 60,000 police officers had been called in for Saturday's demonstrations, and several metro stations in the French capital held closed on easter Saturday, said The Local.

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had been warned that Saturday's demonstrations could become violent. Recent Saturdays have been relatively calm, but the aftermath of the fire in the Notre-Dame has had an impact on the tense mood in the country.

After the historic building was partly destroyed in a fire on Monday has several wealthy frenchmen offered large sums of money for the reconstruction. Miljardärerna Bernard Arnault and François-Henri Pinault has promised 200 million and 100 million.

It has upset the less well-off frenchmen, who argue that the money could have been put on to counter the economic inequalities in place.

" You stand there and you see all these billions accumulated, at the same time as you are protesting against social injustice. It breaks my heart, " says Ingrid Levavasseur, one of the Yellow vests-the founder, to France24.

" What happened with Notre-Dame is a tragedy, but no one died. Now talking to people on a national grief. Are they out of their minds?, she continues.

had banned the protesters from getting in the vicinity of the vast gothic church.

President Emmanuel Macron would hold a live televised speech the same evening as the church burned, but the shot up the century because of the incident. In the speech he would present his strategy to overcome social problems, reports France24.

Yellow vests-the demonstrations began last november after president of the French republic Emmanuel Macron announced a tax increase on gasoline. The president later took back the tax increase but the protests continued. A dozen people have died in connection with the protests, and several thousand demonstrators have been arrested.

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