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Day and night, yellow vest protests keep pressure on Macron

Riot police officer push demonstrators during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. (AP)
France’s yellow vest protesters are hitting the streets again, keeping up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron even as internal divisions and frustration over protest violence cloud the movement’s future.

Multiple protests are planned Saturday around Paris and other cities, the 11th straight weekend of action prompted by Macron policies seen as favoring the rich.

Macron has sapped some support for the movement through a national debate in towns across France.

This week some yellow vest leaders are trying to keep up momentum by holding protests after dark as well as during the day. A daytime march is planned starting on the Champs-Elysees, site of recent rioting. Other groups plan evening events at Place de la Republique in eastern Paris.

France is deploying about 80,000 police Saturday.
Last Modified: Saturday، 26 January 2019 11:52 AM