Over 100 People Detained In Paris Amid 9th Yellow Vest Rally - Reports
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Sat 12th January 2019 | 09:46 PM
More than 100 people have been detained in Paris at the yellow vest anti-government protests, which have entered their ninth consecutive week, local media reported Saturday
According to the BFMTV broadcaster, the French police have detained 102 people in Paris for "participating in a group for the purpose to commit violence," carrying prohibited weapons and violence toward law enforcement officers.
On Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that the French authorities have decided to increase the number of law enforcement officers who will keep order on January 12, and would mobilize 80,000 law enforcement officers across the country.
The wave of the so-called yellow vest protests � named after the obligatory attribute of French drivers � started in mid-November. While the French government has scrapped its planned hike in diesel taxes, which is what initially sparked the protests, the yellow vests have evolved into a broader movement against government policies and rising living costs. The rallies have been marked by violent clashes between protesters and the police.