Clashes erupt as France’s ‘yellow vests’ stage fresh protests

Police use tear gas grenades and water cannons near the Arc de Triomphe to dispel yellow vest protesters who are staging fresh protests in Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron. IMAGES

‘Yellow vests’ gather around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

In Paris, ‘yellow vests’ went up the Champs-Elysées and managed to reach the Arc de Triomphe, during the sixth week in a row of the movement. Unlike previous demonstrations, the situation remained calm throughout the day on the famous avenue. IMAGES

Champs-Elysees traffic resumes after ‘yellow vest’ protest

Traffic resumes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after the fifth round of the “yellow vest” protests, which saw a sharp decline in mobilisation. There were isolated incidents of tear gas and water cannons being used, but a fraction of the amount on the weekends of December 8 or December 1 when graffiti was daubed on the Arc de Triomphe. IMAGES

Arc de Triomphe reopens after being damaged during protests

The Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees in Paris reopens after being covered in graffiti and ransacked during anti-government protests which rocked the capital on 1 December.

“Yellow vest” protesters march down the Champs Elysees

“Yellow vest” protesters gather at the Arc de Triomphe before walking down the Champs Elysees towards police blocking the way several hundred meters before the Place de la Concorde. IMAGES

Military ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe one day after riots

During a ceremony to revive the flame of the Unknown Soldier in Paris, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces Genevieve Darrieussecq says the protesters who vandalized the Arc de Triomphe “attacked France.”

Macron thanks emergency services on return to France

Having just returned from the G20 summit in Argentina, French President Emmanuel Macron visits the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, where violence had broken out the previous day during “yellow vest” protests. He thanked members of the police and fire brigade for their work during extremely difficult circumstances. IMAGES

Clean-up on Champs-Elysees following ‘yellow vests’ unrest

A clean-up is underway at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the day after clashes between police and “yellow vest” demonstrators left dozens of cars burned out and store-fronts vandalised. IMAGES

Paris urban riots continue into the night

(1 Dec 2018) The most violent urban riots in a decade engulfed the French capital on Saturday, as “yellow jacket” protesters torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe in Paris with multi-coloured graffiti. (Dec. 1)

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WWI centenary: world leaders gather for lunch at Élysée palace

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin arrive separately for lunch at the Élysée Palace. They join dozens of other foreign leaders who returned by coach from the Arc de Triomphe, where they had been attending the centenary ceremony for the Armistice on 11 November 1918.