French 'yellow vests' rail against unrepentant Macron, tear gas in Paris

Two months after they started blocking roads, occupying highway toll-booths and staging sometimes-violent street demonstrations in Paris, the yellow vests sought to inject new momentum into a movement that weakened over the holidays.

~ Reuters

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