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Tear gas fired by police at protesters as Paris protests spiral out of control

French Riot Police run through clouds of tear gas near the Champs Elysees (Picture: Getty Images)

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By admin , in World News , at September 22, 2019

Riots in Paris

French Riot Police run through clouds of tear gas near the Champs Elysees (Picture: Getty Images)

More than 7,000 police officers were deployed on the streets of Paris and arrested 163 people as yellow vest anti-government protests turned violent.

Activist came under fire with tear gas fire and sting-ball crowd-control grenades from riot police on Frances annual heritage weekend.

Officers dispersed small crowds of demonstrators who tried to gather in large central areas despite a ban by police.

Paris police said at least 163 people had been arrested and nearly 400 received spot fines issued for demonstrating in no-go zones.

A woman receives medical attention during a protest urging authorities to take emergency measures against climate change, in Paris, France, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A woman receives medical attention during a protest urging authorities to take emergency measures against climate change (Picture: REUTERS)

Firefighters extinguish a barricade during a protest urging authorities to take emergency measures against climate change, in Paris, France, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Firefighters extinguish a barricade (Picture: REUTERS)

A woman gestures as she speaks with riot police officers during a yellow vests demonstration, in Paris, Saturday, Sept 21. 2019. Paris police have used tear gas to disperse anti-government demonstrators who try to revive the yellow vest movement in protest at perceived economic injustice and French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The French capital was placed under high security as few hundred anti-government protesters started marching in the Paris streets. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

A woman gestures as she speaks with riot police (Picture: AP)

The yellow vest movement began in November 2018 in protest against fuel taxes and other economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

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They swelled into weekly demonstrations in Paris and other cities with often-violent clashes with police.

The campaign appeared to be petering out in the summer after Macron made concessions, including a 10 billion euro package of measures.

But tensions are resurfacing over plans to overhaul France pension system.

Some yellow vests joined thousands of people at a south Paris climate change march where dozens of individuals dressed in black, many wearing masks and hoods, mixed in with the marchers.

They broke windows at a bank and shops, and set fire to a makeshift barricade and rubbish in the street.

Protestors march with placards during a climate change protest in Paris on September 21, 2019. (Photo by JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-government protesters blended in with those in a climate change march (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

A protestor throws a teargas canister back towards security officials during a climate change protest in Paris on September 21, 2019. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images

A protester throws a teargas canister back towards security officials (Picture: AFP)

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 21: A Gilets Jaune, or yellow vest, protestor administors eye drops after suffering the effects of tear gas during act 45 of protests near the Champs Elysees in what has been billed by the movement as a historic day of protes<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/21/tear-gas-fired-police-protesters-paris-protests-spiral-control-10785791/>Read More – Source</a></p>
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