PARIS – The Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris was a sea of black and yellow on Saturday as black-clad anarchists used a “yellow vest” rally to run amok, looting shops and torching businesses in scenes reminiscent of the riots that shook the city late last year. Large plumes of smoke rose above Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue […]
Cars burn on Paris's famous Champs-Elysees avenue as the French capital is hit by another round of "yellow vest" protests
PARIS – French “yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to have escaped the large-scale destruction of a week earlier due to heavy security. Protesters nonetheless set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in […]
A total of 263 people were injured nationwide, with 133 injured in the capital, including 23 members of the security forces.
PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led a crisis meeting that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests. Macron met with the prime minister, interior minister and top security service officials […]
“We are in a state of insurrection, I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Jeanne d’Hauteserre, the mayor of Paris’ 8th district, near the Arc de Triomphe.
PARIS – French riot police fought street battles with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris, in a third weekend of nationwide unrest against high living costs that pose one of the most serious challenges to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. In Paris, police said they had arrested almost 300 people while almost 100 were injured as […]
A woman holds a placard during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua
NEW DELH – Protests erupted in southern India over the rape of a nine-year-old girl, as anger over the failure of police to stem a series of sex attacks on children boiled over. Reported rape cases in India have climbed steadily over recent years to around 40,000 in 2016, or about 100 a day, with […]