Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris

Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris

Thousands of French "yellow vest" demonstrators marched on Saturday for their 13th weekend of action, with scuffles in Paris and a demonstrator's hand mangled by a small explosive.

The Paris Gilet Jaunes demonstrator was left bleeding heavily as violent protests continue to grip the French capital.

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Emergency services attend to a Yellow vest protester who has a serious hand injury during clashes with riot police in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France February 9, 2019.

According to an eyewitness, the person who lost their hand was a photographer attempting to take pictures of people breaking down barriers around the National Assembly building.

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In the south of France police blocked yellow vest leader Maxime Nicolle from crossing into Italy to join forces with Italian demonstrators. "He wanted to bat it away so it didn't explode by his leg and it went off when he touched it. It wasn't pretty: he was screaming with pain, he had no fingers - he didn't have much above the wrist", he said.

"We put him to one side and called the street medics".

He said more than 60 MPs have received threats or had homes or offices vandalised since the start of the revolt in November, an unprecedented number in post-war France.

About 4,000 marched in Paris, while demonstrations were held in other French cities, including Marseille, Toulouse, and Bordeaux.

A auto, motorbikes and multiple trash bins were set ablaze as the protest moved toward the city's Invalides monument but France's Interior Ministry said this week's protest was significantly smaller than last week's.

But a YouGov poll of 1,037 people issued on Thursday suggested that almost two out of three people in France (64 per cent) still support the movement.

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