Yellow vest protests turn violent in Paris

World / Politics Feb 10, 2019

Yellow vest protests turn violent in Paris

A French yellow vest protester's hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop ...

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Business Jan 22, 2019

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago. Barcelona's striking taxi drivers, many wearing yellow vests like protesters against the government in neighboring France, blocked central ...

French 'yellow vest' protests, in 10th week, relatively peaceful

World / Politics Jan 20, 2019

French 'yellow vest' protests, in 10th week, relatively peaceful

Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vest" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television ...

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

World Jan 14, 2019

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

French media and reporters' organizations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by "yellow vest" anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend. Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de ...

Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

World / Politics Dec 30, 2018

Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

Police fired tear gas at "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low. Several hundred people wearing the symbolic hi-visibility vests had gathered near the offices of several state-run television ...

World / Politics Dec 23, 2018

France's 'yellow vests' target borders ahead of Christmas

Three days from Christmas, fewer French "yellow vests" turned out for a sixth Saturday of protests, targeting border points as a fatal road accident brought the death toll to 10 since the movement began last month. A total of 38,600 people took part in protests ...