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Paris France yellow vest protests: Blazes and tear gas mark yellow vest protest today

Paris France yellow vest protests: Blazes and tear gas mark yellow vest protest today

A car, motorbikes and multiple barricades were ablaze in eastern Paris Saturday as a yellow vest protest degenerated into scattered violence.

Reporters saw a car and motorbikes on fire and multiple volleys of tear gas and dispersion grenades, as riot police worked to control the crowd.

Yellow vest demonstrators set fire to motorbikes as they protest for a 23rd week on April 20, 2019 in Paris, France.

Many protesters were deeply saddened by the recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, but at the same time they are angry at the $1 billion in Notre Dame donations that poured in from tycoons while their own demands remain largely unmet and they struggle to make ends meet.

Anti-rich messages have flourished on social media in recent days as yellow vest protesters exhorted wealthy donors to be more generous with France's underclass.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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