France vs Macron

Violence breaks out as French yellow vest protesters take to the streets of Paris on 24th day of country’s crippling pubic transport strike

  • Jerome Rodrigues, a leading ‘Yellow Vest’, was hit in the eye with a police shield during protests in Paris 
  • Protesters gathered on the Place de la Bourse and the Gare du Nord train station in the French capital 
  • Yesterday, the head of a hardline French trade union vowed to press on with the crippling strike into 4th week

Police used tear gas against protesters close to tourists hotspots like the Centre Pompidou museum of modern art, where some demonstrators had tried to erect barricades and set fire to them, and smashed up a bus stop.

A demonstrator holds a French flag as he faces down a row of police officers with riot shields during a protest against pension reform plans in Paris today

A demonstrator holds a French flag as he faces down a row of police officers with riot shields during a protest against pension reform plans in Paris today

Protesters threw a scooter into a burning fire barricade as the demonstrations against the pension reforms turned violent

Protesters threw a scooter into a burning fire barricade as the demonstrations against the pension reforms turned violent

A protester holds a sign depicting French President Emmanuel Macron with the words, 'Let them come and get me !' on the Place de la Bourse in Paris during a demonstration called by the 'Gilets Jaunes' (Yellow Vests) movement today

A protester holds a sign depicting French President Emmanuel Macron with the words, ‘Let them come and get me !’ on the Place de la Bourse in Paris during a demonstration called by the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (Yellow Vests) movement today

Protesters and 'Gilets Jaunes' (Yellow Vests) lead by French Unions participate in a demonstration against pension reforms in Paris today

Protesters and ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (Yellow Vests) lead by French Unions participate in a demonstration against pension reforms in Paris today 

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