PARIS, June 30 -- Thousands of demonstrators have been flooding the streets of France every weekend since the movement began in November 2018, initially to protest planned fuel tax hikes, but then growing into a larger movement against the policies of the French government.
French police have employed teargas to disperse crowds of Yellow Vests protesters in Paris. Law enforcement officers have also blocked off streets to contain the demonstration. But tear gas and a heavy police presence didn’t deter ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters from filling the streets of Paris on Saturday, for their 33rd consecutive week of anti-government protests. Protesters could be seen marching and waving French flags amid clouds of tear gas, in footage captured by Ruptly. Since its beginning in November, tens of thousands have marched every Saturday through the streets of France over a variety of grievances, ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.