Yellow Vest 'Act IV' Protest Violence Spreads Across Macron's France

In a speech to 60 world leaders at the Arc de Triomphe French President Emmanuel Macron eulogised the United Nations and declared nationalism the

Nonetheless, the 40-year-old 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. Police ordered stores, museums and tourist destinations like the Eiffel tower to close, out of fear of a repeat of last weekend's riots.

They were clad in yellow hi-vis vests, the symbol of a movement that began as a protest against rises in tax on diesel and has quickly turned into a wider expression of discontent with the government.

"At the national level, including Paris, we're at more than 700 detained with participation in the movement at 31,000 nationwide including 8,000 in Paris", he told France 2 television.

French riot police have fired tear gas at "yellow vest" protesters gathered on the Champs Elysees boulevard.

Some protesters Saturday attempted to block the Porte Maillot dual carriageway, which is a toll-free route into Paris.

As night fell, protesters converged on Place de la République, and a heavy police presence remained on the Champs-Elysées.

While the Yellow Vest protests began as a reaction to an increase in fuel taxes, the movement has not only become a general protest over taxes and cost of living, but also against globalism, the European Union, and the UN Global Compact for Migration. The equipment allows journalists to cover violence between police and protesters when tear gas is fired.

Crowds were also gathering across town around the Bastille plaza.

Paris public prosecutor Remy Heitz said on December 2 that among the 378 people who were put in custody on December 1, many were 30- and 40-year-old men coming from regional areas, who are well integrated in society, and who came to fight against local law enforcement. No injuries have been reported.

Authorities say the protests have been hijacked by far-right and anarchist elements bent on violence and stirring up social unrest, in a direct affront to Macron and the security forces.

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As reporters on the ground in Paris noted on Saturday, beyond widespread calls for President Emmanuel Macron's resignation, just 18 months after his election, protesters voiced a range of demands from one end of the political spectrum to the other. "We know that the violent people are only strong because they hide themselves within the yellow vests, which hampers the security forces", Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Saturday.

Macron himself, the target of much of the protesters' ire, has been largely invisible in recent days, leaving his prime minister and government to try to negotiate with protesters.

Since the anti-government unrest began on November 17 in reaction to a sharp increase in diesel taxes, four people have been killed in protest-related accidents.

The "gilets jaunes" protesters are so-called because they have taken to the streets wearing the high-visibility yellow clothing that is required to be carried in every vehicle by French law.

A demonstrator gestures in front of placards, one of which says 'Frexit vehicle dictature!' during the demonstration of the yellow vests at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris France.

Saturday's yellow vest crowd was overwhelmingly male, a mix of those bringing their financial grievances to Paris-the center of France's government, economy and culture-along with groups of apparently experienced vandals, who tore steadily through some of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods, smashing and burning.

Since then Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has floated the idea of a bonus payment for low-paid workers.

A protester throws a tear gas canister back toward the police during a confrontation on Saturday in Paris.

One of them, Eric Drouet, a truck driver, called on protesters to storm into the Elysee presidential palace.

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