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French police clash violently with protesters in Paris over petrol costs

Updated : 2019-11-04 18:40:43

Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, the second weekend of "yellow vest" protests across France.

A protester wearing yellow vest, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, talks to the police officer in Paris, France. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
A protester wearing yellow vest, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, talks to the police officer in Paris, France. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters block a street in Paris, France. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters block a street in Paris, France. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Police officers are seen behind a burning barricade during a
Police officers are seen behind a burning barricade during a "Yellow vest" protests against higher fuel prices, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters shout slogans at police during a
Protesters shout slogans at police during a "Yellow vest" protest against higher fuel prices, during clashes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)
Policemen advance during a
Policemen advance during a "Yellow vest" protest against higher fuel prices during clashes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)
Protesters shout out slogans during protest against higher fuel prices. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters shout out slogans during protest against higher fuel prices. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters clash with riot police on the the Champs-Elysee in Paris.  (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Protesters clash with riot police on the the Champs-Elysee in Paris.  (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
A protester is seen next to a burning barricade during a
A protester is seen next to a burning barricade during a "Yellow vest" protests against higher fuel prices. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
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