Paris, France: ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters have begun using munitions from improvised fireworks as a weapon against police.
The Interior Ministry estimated that there were a maximum of about 84,000 demonstrators nationwide on Saturday – more than the 50,000 counted last week but well below the record 282,000 estimated on 17 November when the protests began, according to Reuters.
The ministry said more than 100 people have been arrested today in Paris and other French cities, including 82 who were in police custody.
French authorities deployed 80,000 security forces nationwide in preparation for a ninth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations. 5,000 security forces were deployed in Paris alone.
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