Number Of Those Detained In Saturday Yellow Vest Rallies In Paris Rises To 94 - Reports

Number of Those Detained in Saturday Yellow Vest Rallies in Paris Rises to 94 - Reports

The number of those detained in Saturday's yellow vest rallies in Paris has risen to 94, the BFMTV broadcaster reported, citing local police

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th March, 2019) The number of those detained in Saturday's yellow vest rallies in Paris has risen to 94, the BFMTV broadcaster reported, citing local police.

Earlier in the day, media reported about 64 people detained in the rallies.

According to the broadcaster, the demonstrators attacked a police car near the Arc de Triomphe and hurled a road sign at another one.

According to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, a total of 14,500 people are participating in the Saturday protests nationwide, including 10,000 rallying in Paris alone.

This is already the 18th consecutive weekend of rallies, which started in mid-November over the government's plans to raise fuel taxes. While the French government abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures to improve the country's socioeconomic situation, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend to express their wider discontent with the government's policies.

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