Color of outrage: Yellow Vests rallies sweep across France and overseas

A vandalized automatic bank teller is seen the day after clashes during a national day of protest by the 'yellow vests' movement in Bordeaux France

Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to march on the presidential palace Saturday, surrounded by exceptional numbers of police bracing for outbreaks of violence after the worst rioting in Paris in decades.

Authorities said some 8,000 people were demonstrating in Paris, where 600 people had been searched and briefly arrested.

Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.

President Emmanuel Macron's government has warned that the protests will be hijacked by "radicalised and rebellious" crowds and become the most unsafe yet, after three weeks of demonstrations.

French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops on Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, fearing a recurrence of last week's violence in Paris, officials said on Thursday.

His morning tweet came in the middle of UN climate talks in Poland, where almost 200 nations have gathered to agree on a universal rulebook to make good on the promises they signed up to in the 2015 Paris climate deal.

Paris is on lockdown as armed police braced for another confrontation with "yellow vest" protestors in a fourth weekend of demonstrations over living costs.

Mr Macron, who has not spoken in public since he condemned last Saturday's disturbances while at the G20 summit in Argentina, will address the nation early next week, his office said.

In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will keep their doors shut on Saturday for safety reasons.

Laurent Saint-Martin, a senior member of the ruling Republic On The Move (LREM) party, said around 40 of the students were masked and intent on carrying out vandalism and arson.

Police officers stand in front of boarded-up shops in the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris.

Some remain focused on lowering fuel taxes and other financial burdens, saying low-income families in particular are paying the price for Macron's push to reform and revive the French economy.

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump tweeted his comments on the protests in France. "Take care of Paris on Saturday because Paris belongs to all the French people".

Things We Learned From Manchester United and Arsenal's Entertaining Draw
It was an enjoyable summer and a good season for me on a personal level last season. "So we have to keep working". A draw against Arsenal took their tally to 23 points from 15 games.

Stevenson still critical, too early for long-term prognosis: doctors
He was, in fact, on course to winning his fight against Gvozdyk until the third round but lost momentum there on in. Adonis Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their light heavyweight WBC championship boxing fight.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled Confirmed at The Game Awards
Take a look at the official trailer above and tell us in the comments if you're excited to head out onto the track with Crash . Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled is a Crash Team Racing (PS1) remake complete with all of the original characters and courses.

Some could be held in the city centre on what is a major Christmas shopping weekend.

One of the voices of the Yellow Vests, Julien Terrier, was detained during a rally in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France, the local police prefecture confirmed.

Many protesters slammed the French media for portraying the protests as led by violent agitators and for siding with Macron's government.

Interior minister Christophe Castaner said Friday that 151 people were arrested in the small town, adding that some of them carried weapons.

He asked for peaceful protestors to not become mixed up with "hooligans".

Philippe on Friday evening met a delegation of self-described "moderate" yellow vests who urged people not to join the protests.

But the movement has no clear leaders, and past protests have attracted extremists who hurled projectiles at police.

"The troublemakers can only be effective when they disguise themselves as yellow vests".

Four people have been killed in accidents since the unrest began.

"People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment".

French high school students take to the streets.

Macron, whose popularity is at a low ebb according to polls, has been forced into making the first major U-turn of his presidency by abandoning a fuel tax.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Red Sox Re-Sign Nathan Eovaldi After Playoff Success
If Ian Kinsler doesn't make a throwing error in the bottom of the 13th, the Red Sox win the game and Eovaldi gets the W. The New York Yankees reportedly were interested in Eovaldi but did not want to go past three years on a deal.

China’s trade surplus with United States hits record even as growth slows
China's soybean imports fell 38 per cent on-year, to 5.4 million tonnes for the month, the data showed. From August to October, the number increased by 30 percent.

Marlboro Boss Invests Billions In Marajuana Company After Canada Legalised The Drug
The move will help it tap into a customer base outside cigarette smokers, as cigarette smoking declines in the U.S. In 2014, Altria acquired e-cigarette startup GreenSmoke Inc for $110 million.

Raptors waive G-League guard Kay Felder after allegation of domestic violence
Monday's arrest may cost Felder any hope of returning to the National Basketball Association . Our sources say the alleged victim was able to call a family member who then called police.

Splashdown! SpaceX Rocket Topples into Water Following Technical Glitch
SpaceX and Boeing have signed a contract with NASA to send U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station . The Dragon space capsule that flew on Wednesday was used once before, on a supply mission in February 2017.

James Corden re-enacts 'Thank U, Next' - and Ariana Grande approves
Later: "I'm so frickin' grateful for his pecks". "I thought it was very sweet", Goldblum replies. "It's for a friend. promise". In the spoof, Corden rocks silky pajamas, and looks at a " Thank U, Jeff " book, imitating Grande in the music video.

Several die in stampede at Italian nightclub
The ages of the victims were not immediately given and it was not yet clear how many people were inside when the stampede erupted. The barrier then appeared to give way, and a cascade of teenagers tumbled over it, falling on top of each other.

Derek Fisher joining LA Sparks as head coach
National Basketball Association champion and former NY Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is back in the coaching ranks. When Jackson was hired by the Knicks, the former Lakers and Bulls coach called upon Fisher to be his head coach.

John Kelly interviewed by Mueller's team and expected to quit
Trump had nothing but praise for the two new Cabinet members who he announced on Friday that he would nominate for the Senate. Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers has reportedly been angling for the job and is seen as the leading candidate.

New Australian Law Poses Risk to Encrypted Services
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison leaves the House of Representatives after debate on amendments to the encryption laws. Australia's decision is the most serious attempt by any national parliament so far to rein in tech companies involuntarily.

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool: Reds mount comeback to ensure record breaking start
Liverpool's Sadio Mane might miss the contest because the foot he cut Sunday during the Reds' win over Everton required stitches. Somebody has to tell you to stop doing it, make two more steps and make a normal challenge.

Epic Games Store has launched: Massive Rival to Steam Revealed
The store has been set up to rival the massive online Steam run by developer Valve that offers thousands of PC games. Definitely get on that even if you just install it and have no other plans for the Epic Store .

‘CS: GO’ Goes Free, Adds Battle Royale Mode
Players can earn XP in Danger Zone by looting their environment, killing enemies and trying their best to survive. According to Valve, Danger Zone games should last around ten minutes, keeping the pace and action up.

Fallout 76 server Maintenance schedule confirmed as Bethesda take servers down
Users around the net have chimed in to corroborate this claim, with one person on Twitter uploading a screencap of the incident. After the latest patch was announced on Wednesday, things seemed to be trending in the right direction.

Obsidian and Private Division Announce The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards
Am I totally off base or right on the money? Please do so now in the comments section provided below. We'll get you more info on The Outer Worlds as soon as we have it.

Other news