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Sporadic clashes break out in latest French ‘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.

French government counts 8,300 ‘yellow vest’ protesters

The figures suggest a marked drop from last weekend, when officials counted 14,500 demonstrators by mid-afternoon.

French police out in force to prevent ‘yellow vest’ violence

President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to avoid a repeat of last week's sacking of the Champs-Elysees.

Paris police chief sacked after Champs-Elysees riot

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.

French govt admits security ‘flaws’ in violent Paris riots

Already under political pressure, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed 'strong' action.