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France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

Updated : March 17, 2019 03:42 PM IST

French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

A news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Riot police officers take position during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Riot police officers take position during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Yellow vests demonstrators invade the Champs Elysees avenue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Yellow vests demonstrators invade the Champs Elysees avenue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A yellow vests protester takes a photograph of the renamed Champs Elysees avenue as
A yellow vests protester takes a photograph of the renamed Champs Elysees avenue as "Yellow Vest avenue." (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Paris police say more than 100 people have been arrested amid rioting in the French capital by yellow vest protesters and clashes with police. They set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police firing tear gas and water cannon (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Paris police say more than 100 people have been arrested amid rioting in the French capital by yellow vest protesters and clashes with police. They set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police firing tear gas and water cannon (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, at the Interior Ministry in Paris. (Philippe Petit-Tesson/Pool photo via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, at the Interior Ministry in Paris. (Philippe Petit-Tesson/Pool photo via AP)
A protester shouts slogans in front of a barricade on fire during a yellow vests demonstration. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A protester shouts slogans in front of a barricade on fire during a yellow vests demonstration. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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