(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: #YellowVests One year after the protestors took to the streets in opposition to a planned fuel tax hike, to embrace a range of other issues: Macron offered higher wages and lower taxes: On Saturday 250 hit the streets again and 173 were arrested for burning cars and threw stones at the police #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: French police have arrested more than 250 demonstrators across the country during rallies marking the first anniversary of “yellow vest” protest movement: Officials say 173 people were arrested in Paris @SputnikInt

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner: However Europe 1 radio said on Sunday that that there were few legitimate demonstrators among those who rioted in southeastern Paris Saturday for several hours.
Protesters clash with French riot police during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement in…

Protesters clash with French riot police during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the “yellow vests” movement in Nantes, France, Nov. 16, 2018

He characterized them as “thugs, brutes who came to fight the security forces and prevent the emergency service from doing their work.” ……..Demonstrators torched several cars in Paris and threw rocks and bottles at police who fired back with tear gas and water cannons.

The “yellow vest” protest movement, named after the fluorescent jackets the French keep in their cars, morphed well beyond its initial opposition to a planned fuel tax hike, to embrace a range of other issues, from action on climate change to support for working-class families.

French President Emmanuel Macron responded to the demonstrations by launching a national citizens debate earlier this year: He offered concessions like tax cuts and a minimum wage hike.

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