Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests – live updates


— Officers have fired tear gas at protesters seeking to reach the Elysee Palace.

— Police have detained hundreds of people under suspicion of intent to commit violence, destruction, or vandalism.

— According to police, some 8,000 people have gathered for protests in Paris, with the Champs Elysees and Place de la Bastille being the main focal points.

— Some 89,000 police have been deployed across France, with demonstrations also taking place in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Famous Paris tourist spots have gone on lockdown as the city braces for protests against French President Macron’s policies. Police made arrests in anticipation of possible violence in the city.

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