Hundreds of arrests in Paris as ‘gilets jaunes’ protest turns violent

At least 100 people injured in street battles, with cars being torched and shops raided

The French president Emmanuel Macron has insisted he will “never accept violence” after central Paris saw its worst unrest in a decade on Saturday when thousands of masked protesters fought running battles with police, torched cars, set fires to banks and houses and burned makeshift barricades on the edges of demonstrations against fuel tax.

Near the Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris’s best-known monuments, masked men burned barricades, set fire to buildings, smashed fences and torched luxury cars on some of the most expensive streets in the city as riot police fired tear gas and water cannon.

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Source: theguardian