Social media show, French police leveling firearms at Yellow Vest demonstrators.
Yellow vest protesters are angry at France’s high taxes and at French President Emmanuel Macron on his social and labour laws.
A march for the environment is unfolding peacefully in Paris and other cities in France, parallel to the violent “yellow vest” protests that have put much of the city in lockdown.
Demonstrators in yellow vests carried a huge banner calling for President Emmanuel Macron to resign and for France to hold an emergency election.
France-protests-sixth-week-chaos-police-pull-gun-protesters, protesting the failed President Emmanuel Macron’s government austerity plans.
The sixth week of protests, despite being the Saturday before Christmas, still had a fair turnout, though less than previous weeks.
Things were chaotic in the capital on ‘Act VI’ of the Yellow Vests protests. Some calling it a day of rage as riot police used tear gas and baton charges with at least one officer pulling a gun on protesters.
The protests have inspired other Yellow Vest branches popping up in other EU countries, citizens protesting their elitist governments. Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
There were 220 arrests in Paris on Saturday, including Yellow Vest leader, Eric Drouet. There has been reports of the Yellow Vests planning to celebrate Christmas on the barricades.
The protesters demand Macron to step down as the protests continue.