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France Fuel Protests

Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital.

December 03, 2018

A man walks near a coffee shop whose windows are broken in Paris. Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again, after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital.

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A worker clears debris in a bank as a man watches through smashed windows, in Paris.

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Demonstrators gesture on the blocked highway in Biarritz, southwestern France. The grassroots movement began as resistance against a rise in taxes for diesel and gasoline, but quickly expanded to encompass frustration at stagnant incomes and the growing cost of living. Offshoot movements have emerged elsewhere, and yellow-vest protests were held in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Police officers clash with demonstrators in Lyon, central France. The grassroots movement began as resistance against a rise in taxes for diesel and gasoline, but quickly expanded to encompass frustration at stagnant incomes and the growing cost of living.

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Riot police officers stand behind a burning trash bin during clashes in Marseille, southern France.

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People run away from a burning car during clashes in Marseille, southern France.

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Yellow vests hang on the rooftop and at windows of an apartment building in Marseille, southern France. Across the country, France is mobilizing some 89,000 police, up from 65,000 last weekend when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit Paris in decades.

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Workers carry a wooden piece to protect shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Many shop owners across the French capital are getting ready for the violence, setting up walls with carton boards to protect their windows. The Arc de Triomphe is seen in background.

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French riot police officers remove a barricade that was set sup outside the French oil giant Total fuel depot in Gennevilliers, outside Paris. The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France. Trade unions and farmers pledged to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. On poster reads: Macron resigns, National Assembly dissolution. People suffering.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest talk to a truck driver as they occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A demonstrator stands in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France with banner reading "Stop the Government racket". French government's decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes did little to appease protesters, who called the move a "first step" and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend.

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Demonstrators stand near a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest rests as protesters open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators stand in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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Demonstrators, known as the yellow jackets, burn wooden pallets as they block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests blow into small horns as they open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest waves the French flag while another one sets up a barrier on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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A demonstrators stand in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close to the National Assembly in downtown Paris to complain about changes to working conditions as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde and hold a board reading "The State killed me", in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the bridge leading the National Assembly, background, in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde after setting ablaze tyres in Paris.

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Ambulance workers hold flares outside the National Assembly in Paris.

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Riot police officers guard the National Assembly in Paris. Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close to the National Assembly in downtown Paris to complain about changes to working conditions as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.

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A charred car is pictured the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti.

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A man rides his bicycle past by charred cars, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A man takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A woman walks past by a street barricade, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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Tear gas canisters are seen among autumn leaves strewn near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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A woman walks past graffiti reading "Paris is ours", near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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Workers clean up the street as they remove burned motorcycles, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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Avenues leading to the Arc de Triomphe are pictured from the top of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees avenue during a demonstration in Paris. A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement.

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Hooded demonstrators smash a car during a demonstration in Paris.

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A hooded demonstrator throws an item as a car buns during a demonstration in Paris.

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Demonstrators use street barriers to shieled from water cannons during a demonstration in Paris.

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A broken sculpture of Marianne, symbol of the French Repupblic, appears damaged in the gallery inside the Arc de Triomphe during a demonstration in Paris. A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement.

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