French unions protest in central Paris

Protesters and police clash on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, as hundreds of ‘yellow vests’ join CGT union protesters to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. IMAGES

“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

Police block demonstrators trying to march to Elysee Palace

Several hundred protesters yelling “Macron resign!” and singing La Marseillaise mass on the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde, hoping to march toward the Elysee Palace, Macron’s official residence. Riot police blocked their path but several hundreds of people managed to get around them using side streets to get close to the Elysee Palace in the afternoon before being driven back by tear gas. IMAGES

Paris’ Big Wheel attraction lives out its final days

Paris’ riverside Big Wheel attraction will be free for Parisian visitors until 18 May, when it is set to close for the final time. Last November, Paris councillors voted almost unanimously to axe the “Grande Roue”, which has sat intermittently on the Place de la Concorde near the Louvre museum since 1993.