PARIS | French protesters clash with police in Paris; 63 arrested

1Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



PARIS — Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend and dozens were arrested after pockets of demonstrators built barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris, lit fires and threw rocks at officers Saturday.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted that “1,500 troublemakers” were around the Champs-Elysees avenue, outside a perimeter secured by police, who said that 63 people were arrested.
Protesters, including some wearing black hoodies, piled up large plywood planks and other material in the middle of a street near the Arc de Triomphe, and set the debris on fire.

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