Riots Rock Paris Again

Police used tear gas and water cannons to repel protesters who gathered at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe [Philippe Wojazer/Reuters]

Daily Mail: Macron cuts short ski trip to attend emergency meeting of French ministers as Yellow Vest violence explodes in Paris and 'stretched' police arrest 25 rioters after cars are torched and shops are trashed

* Smoke bombs and bricks were hurled at officers in so-called 'Act XVIII' Day of Rage organised by movement
* Fighting broke out on Champs Elysee, the most famous avenue in the French capital, with 25 arrests by 11am
* They have been protesting since November 17 last year and are calling for President Macron to step down

French President Emmanuel Macron has cut short a skiing trip in the Pyrenees to return to Paris for a crisis meeting after 'yellow vest' protesters trashed shops and torched cars in the heart of Paris.

Businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were destroyed on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French the protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout.

Macron is now due to hold an emergency meeting at the interior ministry, his office said.

Protesters were seen vandalising and later setting fire to Fouquet's brasserie, a favourite hangout of the rich and famous for the past century - as well as luxury handbag store Longchamp, a bank, another restaurant and several news stands.

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WNU Editor: With the weather getting better and with French President Macron's six month moratorium on implementing his climate/economic agenda fast approaching, these protests are only going to continue, and they will get worse.

More News On Today's Riots In France

The Latest: French protesters slam Macron’s ‘empty words’ -- AP
French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of “hot air” -- AP
Looting, clashes as Yellow Vests seek new momentum -- France 24
French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month -- Reuters
Yellow vest protests: Violence returns to streets of Paris -- BBC
France: Violence flares at yellow vest protest reboot -- DW
France’s gilets jaunes target luxury shops and restaurant in protests -- The Guardian
Yellow Vests & police clash in Paris as Macron’s ‘great debate’ ends (VIDEO) -- RT
'Yellow vest' rioting in Paris as anti-Macron protests persist -- Al Jazeera

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