PARIS | The Latest: French premier condemns violent protesters

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



PARIS — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local):

1:45 p.m.
France’s prime minister says that some protesters have attacked police officers in rarely seen violence in central Paris, leading to the arrest of at least 107 people.

Edouard Philippe has told reporters at Paris police headquarters that authorities counted more than 5,000 protesters on and around the Champs-Elysees avenue.

He said “some determined, equipped individuals” gathered Saturday morning to “provoke” clashes with police.

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