PARIS | French protesters clash with police in Paris; 81 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.

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.

Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to try to push back the protesters who gathered around the Arc de Triomphe.

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