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Yellow Vest movement marks 6-month anniversary with marches, scuffles with police break out (VIDEOS)


Added 05-18-19 04:37:02pm EST - “Scuffles between police and protesters broke out in France's Reims as the Yellow Vest movement rallied on its 27th weekend in a row. The six-month anniversary demonstrations were peaceful in Paris and other cities.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Yellow Vest movement marks 6-month anniversary with marches, scuffles with police break out (VIDEOS)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some 15,500 demonstrators have rallied across France, according to figures from the Interior Ministry. While the organizers claim the figure is just over 40,000 participants, it's still no match to the numbers the movement attracted when it started in November last year.

In Reims, multiple scuffles between law enforcement and demonstrators were registered. A heavy presence of the so-called 'black bloc' – far-left protesters, covering their faces and sporting similar black attires to make identification harder – might have contributed to the violence on the city's streets.

Le cortège hésite, le long du chantier des Promenades, et prend la direction de la gare.#Reims#Giletsjaunes#ActeXXVIIpic.twitter.com/pMBCHGmsDA

Rowdy protesters have set various objects on fire, and some also tried to erect barricades across the streets.

#Reims (51) #manifestation des #Giletsjaunes, nombreux incidents #Giletsjaunes2019pic.twitter.com/CIbNOKQYk8

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