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France's yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries

Mar. 30, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists protested across France on Saturday to support an activist injured last week in a confrontation with police and to show that they remain mobilized against the government's economic policies. The demonstrators were undeterred by police protest bans or repeated injuries in...

Macron hopes protester, 73, gains 'wisdom' after injuries

Mar. 25, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that he hoped a 73-year-old yellow vest protester who suffered a head injury after being charged by police in Nice gains "wisdom" over the incident. The Nice prosecutor said he had opened an investigation to uncover how anti-globalization activist...

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Mar. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a ban on yellow vest protests in Nice. The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and holding a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields...

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

Mar. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement...

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

Mar. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 8:05 p.m. France's interior minister says more yellow vest protesters took to the streets around the country than in recent weeks and more than 200 people were arrested. Christophe Castaner told reporters Saturday that heightened...