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France arrests 1723 people during yellow jackets protests

Sunday 09/December/2018 - 11:37 AM
Sada El Balad
Mohamed Emad

French Interior Ministry announced a new toll of detainees during the protests of yellow jackets، saying it had arrested 1723 people، French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Sunday.

The number of demonstrators during Saturday's protests was 136،000 people across France، the newspaper said.

On Saturday، France witnessed a new wave of protests of the yellow jackets. 

The demonstrations witnessed violent clashes between police and demonstrators who objected to high fuel prices and reducing their purchasing power.

The demonstrators demanded the departure of French President Emmanuel Macaron and his government.


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