Tag: yellow vest protests
The government brought in troops to back up the police, after protests last weekend's protests led to vandalism and looting on the Champs Elysees.
The figures suggest a marked drop from last weekend, when officials counted 14,500 demonstrators by mid-afternoon.
President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to avoid a repeat of last week's sacking of the Champs-Elysees.
Since the demonstrations began on Nov 17, some 1,900 people have been hurt, including dozens who suffered serious injuries from stun grenades or rubber bullets fired by police.