Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) protestors demonstrate near the Arc de Triomphe (Arc of Triumph) on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on November 24, 2018 during a protest against rising oil prices and living costs. / AFP / Lucas BARIOULET
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Police fired tear gas and water cannon Saturday in central Paris against "yellow vest" protesters demanding French President Emmanuel Macron roll back tax hikes on motor fuel.Some 3,000 police were deployed in the capital as demonstrators who have blocked French roads over the past week wearing their now signature high-visibility jackets were set to cause another day of disruption after calls to bring Paris to a standstill."I hope there will be a veritable yellow tide," one of the leaders of the movement, right-wing political figure Frank Buhler, said this week as he urged supporters to descend on Paris.But with some protesters baulking at the cost of travelling to the capital, it was unclear whether the organizers would achieve their aim of causing gridlock in the City of Light.Police early Saturday had cordoned off the zone that included the Place de la Concorde, the National Assembly and a section of the Champs-Elysee.Paris authorities have authorized a demonstration in a park next to the Eiffel Tower.Two people have died and over 750 people, including 136 police officers, were injured during the week of demonstrations that shone a light on frustration over stagnant spending power and the rollback in public services in some areas of France.
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