Macaron: Paris protests are not peaceful
"There is no reason for police to attack, loot shops, burn public or private buildings, threaten pedestrians or journalists, so that the Arc de Triomphe will be desecrated."
"The perpetrators of this violence do not want change, they do not want any improvement, they want chaos, they betray the reasons they claim to serve and manipulate. Will be identified and held accountable in court. "
"Tomorrow, when I return, I will hold an inter-ministerial meeting with relevant services. I will always respect the protest, and I will always listen to the opposition, but I will never accept violence. "
French police said that "a number of demonstrators deliberately burned cars and vandalized shop fronts in the Champs-Elysées."
The number of detainees in the protests according to the latest statistics of the French Interior Ministry to 287 detainees.
"Yellow jackets" protests continue in France for the third consecutive week in protest against President Emmanuel Macaron's economic policies, notably the increase in taxes on fuel prices.