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.

Hundreds of high school and university students rally in Paris

Several hundred high school students are joined by university students in Paris to protest education reforms, including changes to crucial end-of-high school exams and access to higher education

How The Yellow Vest Protests Forced Macron To Back Down (HBO)

After a fourth weekend of violent protest, French president Emmanuel Macron has desperately tried to appease those who say his policies are making them poorer.

In a televised address designed to take the heat out of the largest mass protest to hit France since the student uprising of 1968, Macron said the minimum wage would be raised and taxes on pensioners cut.

The Gilets Jaunes movement, named after the yellow high visibility vests worn by its members, staged demonstrations in most major cities in France over the weekend. More than 1,700 people were arrested. One of the demonstrations took place in the industrial city of Le Mans, southwest of Paris. At its peak, the Le Mans protest involved 300 people.

VICE News spoke to Peter Pilon, a factory worker manning a barricade made from tires and wooden shipping pallets, built to prevent a company that distributes gasoline and diesel from operating.

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High school and university students protest in Paris

Several hundred high school students are joined by university students at the Place Saint Michel in Paris to protest education reforms, including changes to crucial end-of-high school exams and access to higher education. IMAGES

Tourists in Paris speak their mind over ‘yellow vest’ crisis

Tourists in Paris share their views on the ‘yellow vest’ crisis, as authorities count the cost of weeks of anti-government protests.

Macron under pressure after fresh ‘yellow vest’ protests

Calls mount for President Emmanuel Macron to bring an end to the “yellow vest” crisis gripping France as authorities in Paris and elsewhere count the cost of another day of violent protests and looting.

‘Yellow vests’: French economy minister tours vandalised shops

While visiting shops in Paris hit by looting, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire addressed journalists in English saying support is needed for small businesses affected by unrest related to ‘yellow vest’ protests. SOUNDBITE

Paris: damaged Starbucks Cafe aftermath ‘yellow vests’ protest

Broken windows, tagged facades: passersbys look at damages on a Starbucks Cafe in Paris, the day after the day after ‘yellow vest’ protests. IMAGES