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IN PHOTOS: ‘Yellow vest’ protests paralyze France, spill over into Belgium and the Netherlands

IN PHOTOS: ‘Yellow vest’ protests paralyze France, spill over into Belgium and the Netherlands
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Cars have been burned, shops looted, tear gas fired and arrests made — and the protesters don’t appear to be going away anytime soon, despite the French government announcing that it will be suspending fuel tax increases for six months.

A protester wearing a yellow vest holds a French flag as he walks among tear gas on the Champs-Elysees Avenue near the Arc de Triomphe during a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

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A car burns during clashes with police at a demonstration of the “yellow vests” movement in Marseille, France, December 8, 2018.

REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French CRS riot police apprehend a protester during clashes at a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

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French riot police run in a street during clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests during a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester wearing a yellow vest faces off with French riot police on the Champs-Elysees Avenue during clashes as part of a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A fireman extinguishes a burning bicycle during clashes with yellow vests protesters as part of a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Protesters wearing yellow vests face off with police forces during clashes on the Champs-Elysees Avenue during a national day of protest by the “yellow vests” movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.
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