In France, police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters on Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations.
In France's Yellow Vest protests, President Emmanuel Macron faces a problem without a defined purpose or prescription
Any discussion with the Yellow Vest protesters, runs into a further problem. Who, if anyone, would be the chief interlocutor? The Yellow Vests are neither a party nor an organised movement but a structureless, sudden materialisation of groups mobilised through social media.
Paris riots: French PM Edouard Philippe announces suspension of fuel tax for six months, calls for calm
Pressure has been mounting after protests by the grassroots "yellow vest" movement degenerated into the worst street clashes in central Paris in decades at the weekend, leading to scores of injuries and arrests
Riots over increased taxes and living costs hit Paris: Emmanuel Macron demands changes in security measures to curb protests
French President Emmanuel Macron asked for an evaluation of possible protest security measures on Sunday, a day after a Paris demonstration against increased taxes and living costs devolved into France’s worst urban riot in a decade.