After thousands gathered in Paris and staged road blockades across the entire France to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency, French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris on Saturday.
A huge crowd called for President Emmanuel Macron to resign. Thousands of police were deployed already nationwide to contain the demonstrations. More than 95 police have been hurt in a variety of disturbance. There have been people wounded, even serious. Some were arrested for "throwing projectiles," Paris Police said. Demonstrators, are called the yellow jackets. Neon security vests have become a sort of uniform for the movement against higher fuel costs. But the movement has no clear leader and has attracted a motley group of people with varying demands.
Demonstrators faced metal barriers. Police to stopped them from getting to buildings such as the prime minister's official residence. Macron has insisted that the fuel tax rises are a necessary pain to reduce France's dependence on fossil fuels and fund renewable energy investments. Demonstrators accuse him of indifference to the struggles of ordinary French.