Sun Jan 12, 2020, 08:25 PM

Tear gas vs rocks: Anti-pension reform & Yellow Vests protests get heated in France

Rallies against France’s pension reform and protests by anti-government Yellow Vests escalated into clashes with police in Paris and elsewhere on Saturday. Police used tear gas and force as some some threw stones and set fires.

The nationwide strike against pension reforms has entered its 38th day in France, coinciding with ‘Act 61’ of demonstrations by the Yellow Vests, the movement that has been protesting state austerity measures each weekend for over a year now.

Tensions this Saturday appear to be particularly high, as clashes between the protesters and law enforcement erupted in multiple locations across the country.

In Paris, the protesters were seen pelting police with stones, trying to erect barricades in the streets, as well as setting dumpsters on fire. Law enforcement, in turn, responded with volleys of tear gas, that creeped through the streets as a large, whitish, toxic cloud.


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imwithfred Jan 13 #1

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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:01 AM

1. It's good to know that's still going on, The People uprising against their socialist

overlords, even if their cause isn't, uh, exactly unselfish.

Viva la France.

Viva la revolution.

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