US president Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests

08 December, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Regina Silva
  • HIJACKED Riot police run next to a car set on fire during yesterday’s protests in Paris

Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent.

National police estimated the number of protesters in Paris on Saturday at 8,000, among 31,000 protesters nationwide.

Macron's government had warned that the yellow vest protests had created a "monster" and that the Paris actions would be hijacked by radicalized and rebellious crowds and become the most unsafe yet after three weeks of demonstrations.

His morning tweet came in the middle of UN climate talks in Poland, where almost 200 nations have gathered to agree on a universal rulebook to make good on the promises they signed up to in the 2015 Paris climate deal.

"We can not take the risk when we know the threat", Culture Minister Franck Riester told RTL radio, adding that far-right and far-left agitators were planning to hijack rallies by "yellow vest" protesters in Paris.

"Now we await Mr Macron". The Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum were among the many tourist attractions that closed for the day, fearing damages amid a new round of protests.

"This movement has revealed how millions of French people live", said Jacline Mouraud, whose YouTube tirade in October over rising fuel prices propelled her to the fore of the revolt.

The Eiffel Tower announced on its Twitter account that it will remain closed on Saturday "due to the demonstrations that will be taking place in Paris".

The "gilets jaunes" protesters, so-called because they have taken to the streets wearing the high-visibility yellow clothing that is required to be carried in every vehicle by French law, initially complained at a sharp increase in diesel taxes.

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump tweeted his comments on the protests in France.

A protester wearing a yellow vest attends a demonstration during a national day of protest by the

The police, who are out in the city in full force, have made the arrests during the morning and early afternoon in which has been a much more proactive approach than in previous weeks.

A forklift truck driver who gave his name as Denis said he was planning, like others, to march on the presidential palace in anger against a leader who they say only looks out for the rich.

Security officials imposed a lockdown on parts of central Paris, determined to prevent a repeat of the rioting a week ago that damaged a major monument, injured 130 people and tarnished the country's global image.

Heavily armed French police deployed tear gas and stun grenades against an army of Yellow Vests gathered in central Paris demanding Emmanuel Macron's head. The city subway system was shut down in the centre of town.

Among them were dozens arrested for carrying masks, hammers, slingshots and rocks that could be used to attack police.

But his climbdown on fuel taxes - meant to help France transition to a greener economy - marks a major departure for a leader who had prided himself on not giving into street protests.

France's interior minister Christophe Castaner said he expected "only a few thousand people" to descend on the capital after the 8,000 protesters counted last weekend, "but among them are ultraviolent individuals".

Philippe on Friday evening met a delegation of self-described "moderate" yellow vests who urged people not to join the protests. "I ask the yellow vests that want to bring about a peaceful message to not go with the violent people".

Four people have died since the unrest began on November 17. Police removed any materials from the streets that could be used as weapons, especially at construction sites in high-risk areas.

Nonetheless, the 40-year-old Macron, whose popularity is at a low ebb according to polls, has been forced into making the first major U-turn of his presidency by abandoning a fuel tax.

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