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# Pensions
France paralysed as hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest over pensions overhaul plan
The protest stem from French President Macron’s proposals to reform the pension and retirement structure.
# gilet jaunes
Yellow vest protesters return to streets of Paris to mark one-year anniversary of movement
Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters.
# France
Dozens of yellow vest protesters arrested in Paris
More than 7,000 police officers were deployed to quell any violence.
# geoffrey cox
'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office
No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene.
# gilets jaunes
Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris
French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon.
# Grenade
Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris
Witnesses said the injured man was photographing the protest.
# luigi di maio
Italy's deputy prime minister defends meeting with France's yellow vests
In a letter to French daily Le Monde, Di Maio accused French governments on both the left and right of pursuing “ultraliberal” policies.
# march for the injured
Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence
A police estimate put the turn-out at 10,500 in Paris.
# red scarves
10,000 attend 'red scarf' march in Paris against 'yellow vest' violence
The crowds marched in rain from the Place de la Nation square to the Bastille monument.
French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests
In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.
# yellow vest ireland
A look inside the angry, fractured world of Ireland's 'yellow vests'
The movement – inspired by the French gilets jaunes – has had a shaky start.
# riot police
'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France
Officials have vowed zero tolerance for the violence that has marred the weekly protests since they began two months ago.
# Port Tunnel
'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic near Port Tunnel in Dublin
Around 70 demonstrators marched through the capital this afternoon.
# gilet jaunes
France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets
Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.
# le monde
French newspaper apologises for Hitleresque image of Macron on front page
The paper’s weekly magazine was accused of being reminiscent of the Nazi leader.
Macron appeals for 'order' after yet more violence sees police officers attacked in Paris
In one incident, a group of three officers were forced to make a hasty escape after coming under attack on the Champs-Elysees.
# Protests
France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions
In a bid to end the protests, Macron has cancelled the planned fuel tax hikes and offered a rise in the minimum wage.
# Minimum Wage
'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech
After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.
'Don't insult my country': France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics
Trump yesterday posted two tweets referring to the “yellow vest” anti-government protests.
# gilets jaunes
Over 700 arrested in early morning clashes at Paris 'yellow vest' protests
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 481 people had been detained in Paris.
French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests
Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday
# Paris riots
French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests
Hundreds were arrested last weekend when protests turned into street clashes in Paris.
# France
The yellow vests: Dozens block fuel depot as PM to meet with protesters
Around 1,000 students shouting “Macron resign!” demonstrated in the city of Nice today – some wearing high-vis jackets.
# Champs Elysees
At least 224 people arrested and 80 injured in 'yellow vest' protests in Paris
Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out after crowds began gathering near the Arc de Triomphe.