Daily Mail: Battlefield on the Champs Elysee: Paris riot police blast water cannon and fire tear gas at thousands of demonstrators protesting Macron’s fuel tax rise
* The worst violence took place in Paris where a huge crowd called for President Emmanuel Macron to resign
* Demonstrators, part of grassroots movement dubbed ‘yellow vests’, were rallying against the fuel tax hikes
* Two road deaths have been linked with protests so far, both at illegal road blocks set up by the yellow vests
A water cannon and rounds of teargas were used by riot police against thousands of French ‘Yellow Vest’ fuel protestors in Paris today as the Champs Elysee was reduced to a battlefield.
The worst violence took place on the most famous avenue in the city where a huge crowd called for President Emmanuel Macron to resign.
‘They included hooded demonstrators who were determined to cause trouble,’ said a police officer at the scene.
‘We’ve been forced to deploy a water cannon and used tear gas to stop them getting to a secure zone.
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WNU Editor: A lot of videos on today’s riots are here …. Battlefield Paris: Police hit protesters with tear gas as massive fuel rallies grip France (VIDEO) (RT).
Paris police fire tear gas, water cannon against ‘yellow vest’ protesters — AFP
Police uses tear gas, water cannon against Paris protesters — AP
France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas — BBC
Paris Police Fire Tear Gas and Water Cannons at ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters — The New York Times
French ‘gilets jaunes’ protests turn violent on the streets of Paris — The Guardian
Paris fuel protests: Police fire water cannon and tear gas at fuel protesters during clashes on streets — The Independent
Police fire tear gas, water cannon at Paris fuel protesters — CNN
Paris police fire tear gas at ‘yellow vest’ protesters — DW
‘Yellow vest’ protesters take to Paris streets as Emmanuel Macron’s popularity plummets — ABC News Online
Paris police use tear gas to disperse ‘yellow vest’ protest — Al Jazeera
Will the ‘yellow vest’ protests push France further to the right? — Lisa Louis, DW