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French & # 39; yellow vests & # 39; closed by top department stores in Paris



French protesters of the "yellow west" occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, a day after the clash in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.

The glittering Galeries Lafayette store in the Opera shopping district was evacuated after dozens of protesters singing slogans about anti-capitalist and government against government took over the third floor.

 Violence in Paris was the worst in Paris the French capital in months The violence in Paris was the worst in the French capital in months Photo: AFP / Philippe LOPEZ

"(President Emmanuel) Macron destroying France and your rights, do not criticize "We are here for you," one poster read.

The protesters were soon expelled by the security staff.

 & # 39; Macron, I hate you with all my heart & # 39; yellow western protesters accuse the French president of ruling for the elite Photo: AFP / Phil ippe LOPEZ

The shop – one of the most important destinations in Paris for moneyed foreign tourists, which was demonstrated by the protesters as a "consumer stamp" – said it would remain closed for the rest of the day.

The protest came on another demonstration day to mark the anniversary of a leaderless rebellion that badly rattled President Emmanuel Macron's city center government.

Twenty people were arrested on Sunday in Paris, but most of the protests were peaceful.

 Yellow west protesters also returned to some of the traffic jams occupied at the start of the uprising Yellow west protesters also returned to some of the traffic jams occupied at the start of the uprising Photo: AFP / CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU

On Satur had in Paris for hours fighting rebels around southeastern Place d 'Italie Square, where a yellow west march was shut down by authorities after becoming violent.

Several cars were overturned or set on fire, bus homes were smashed and a monument to another World War II hero, Marshal Alphonse Juin, was struck by protesters dressed in black, who wore masks to hide their faces.

 It has been "yellow west "protests over France this weekend There have been" yellow west "protests all over France this weekend [19659005] Photo: AFP / CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU

Police checked thousands of protesters Saturday and Sunday, and prosecutors said 155 were in custody including eight minors.

Castaner claimed that there were "few protesters" among the protesters in Par, who, he said, were mainly "crooks, brutes who came to fight the security forces and prevent the emergency services from doing their job."

But left-wing TV historian Mathilde Larrere wrote on Twitter that she and two friends were prevented from leaving the protest after the clashes began because of police chain tactics.

She accused the police of tactics "unworthy of a democratic state", citing "the repeated tear gas and (stun) grenades going everywhere."

however, the mood of the anniversary was more festive. Many yellow vests returned to the traffic contests they occupied last year as they began to revolt against Macron's economic policies.

The Department of the Interior let the number of protesters on Saturday to 28,600 nationwide, but organizers said nearly 40,000 people had settled – far crying from the estimated 282,000 who participated in the first big day of protests on November 17, 2018. [19659002] The yellow vests, which accuses Macron of having ruled on behalf of the urban elite – the spark of protests was a series of fuel price rises that pushed car-dependent rural residents – are adamant that they have not gone away.

They now want to join the trade union movement, which is planning a major transport strike over pension reforms starting on December 5


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