French 'yellow vests' march in Paris to denounce police violence

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Protesters injured in previous weeks of violence put at the front of the protests in French capital

Several thousand “gilets jaunes” protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday on the 12th weekend of action against the government despite opinion polls pointing to a recovery in Emmanuel Macron’s popularity.

The protests – named after the fluorescent jackets French motorists are required to carry in their cars – began in November over plans to raise fuel taxes, before developing into a broader revolt against the government that mobilised tens of thousands of demonstrators nationwide each Saturday.

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