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Worst riots in Paris since 1968

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel fuel taxes, during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on Saturday as they fought running battles with protesters in the shadows of some of Paris' fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts.


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Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel fuel taxes, during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on...more

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel fuel taxes, during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on Saturday as they fought running battles with protesters in the shadows of some of Paris' fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car as firemen arrive on the scene during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car as firemen arrive on the scene during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car as firemen arrive on the scene during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. 
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Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters wearing yellow vests walk among tear gas during clashes with French riot police at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests walk among tear gas during clashes with French riot police at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests walk among tear gas during clashes with French riot police at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A general view shows police forces and protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes as part of a demonstration near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A general view shows police forces and protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes as part of a demonstration near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A general view shows police forces and protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes as part of a demonstration near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests  in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French riot police stand guard near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French riot police stand guard near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French riot police stand guard near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Vandalized cars are seen on Avenue Foch the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Vandalized cars are seen on Avenue Foch the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Vandalized cars are seen on Avenue Foch the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters wearing yellow vests face off with French riot police during clashes at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests face off with French riot police during clashes at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests face off with French riot police during clashes at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather at the Place de l'Etoile near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen extinguish burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firemen stand next to burning cars set afire by protesters wearing yellow vests during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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People photograph a vandalized car on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

People photograph a vandalized car on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

People photograph a vandalized car on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Damaged windows of a Societe General bank branch are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Damaged windows of a Societe General bank branch are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Damaged windows of a Societe General bank branch are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Damaged vehicles are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Damaged vehicles are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Damaged vehicles are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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An employee inspects a vandalized bus stop the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

An employee inspects a vandalized bus stop the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

An employee inspects a vandalized bus stop the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French riot police stand near an overturned burning car on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French riot police stand near an overturned burning car on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French riot police stand near an overturned burning car on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Resuce workers treat an injured individual near protesters wearing yellow vests on the rue du Rivoli in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Resuce workers treat an injured individual near protesters wearing yellow vests on the rue du Rivoli in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Resuce workers treat an injured individual near protesters wearing yellow vests on the rue du Rivoli in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Protesters wearing yellow vests walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protesters wearing yellow vests walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French riot police evacuate an elderly couple near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Lucien Libert

French riot police evacuate an elderly couple near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Lucien Libert

French riot police evacuate an elderly couple near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Lucien Libert
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People walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

People walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

People walk past a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters wearing yellow vests gather near a burning car during clashes near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French riot police stand guard in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest  demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas fills the air as a protester wearing a yellow vest demonstrates near the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A vandalized car is seen the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A vandalized car is seen the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A vandalized car is seen the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration, in Paris.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration, in Paris. Thibault Camus/Pool via...more

France's President Emmanuel Macron, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration, in Paris. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS
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Police work around the message, The Yellow Vests will Triumph, written on the Arc de Triomphe, the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Police work around the message, The Yellow Vests will Triumph, written on the Arc de Triomphe, the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Police work around the message, The Yellow Vests will Triumph, written on the Arc de Triomphe, the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Burned cars are seen in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Burned cars are seen in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Burned cars are seen in a street near the Place de l'Etoile during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Workmen place a metal panel on the window of a vandalized bank the morning after clashes in Paris. 
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Workmen place a metal panel on the window of a vandalized bank the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Workmen place a metal panel on the window of a vandalized bank the morning after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Burned cars are seen on avenue Kleber after clashes in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, in Paris.  
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A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A vandalized car is seen on a street the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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