Yellow Vest protestor injured throughout clashes in Paris

Blanche Robertson
February 11, 2019

In Paris, the protesters marched from the Champs-Elysees to the city's parliament buildings, where a violent contingent broke down barriers and threw projectiles at police.

An injured policeman in riot gear is given help during a demonstration by the yellow vests in Paris on February 9, 2019.

Although, the eurozone's second largest economy's president, Emmanuel Macron had promised an exhaustive mining of new jobs during taking the office in 2017, Macron's attempts appeared to be pulled back since last Autumn upon exposure to violent protests, which initially introduced as a "Yellow Vest" protest to deduce taxes on energies such as oil.

In southern France, "yellow vest" leader Maxime Nicolle was denied from entering Italy where he was to join demonstrators there, Euronews reported.

The AP reports police said the injured protester lost four fingers.

Volunteer medics at the National Assembly said that a man had had his hand ripped off during the clashes between police and protesters.

By early evening, officers in Paris said they had arrested 36 people and 16 were being held in custody, they added.

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Members generally agree that the public has a right to see the tax entanglements of a president. While conferees want a bill drafted by Monday, she said, "We still have some work to do".

The French President was eventually forced to abandon the charge in a bid to quell the violence but ended up only firing up protestors keen on getting more concessions from the Government.

"I'm sorry that Macron lived this as a bit lese-majeste", Di Maio said.

"And you cannot just say "let's go on with austerity because it's the only thing we can do".

Thousands of protesters also turned out in the French cities of Marseille and Montpellier as well as Bordeaux and Toulouse and in several cities in France's north and west.

Interior ministry figures issued at 2pm put the turnout across France at 12,100, of whom 4,000 marched in Paris, down on the previous week's figures.

Shocking images and footage posted online show the Yellow Vest protestor bleeding profusely from where their hand used to be.

French prosecutors are meanwhile investigating a series of attacks on homes belonging to politicians in Macron's Republic on the Move party, ranging from vandalism to arson.

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