Yellow vest protests enter 10th week

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:25 AM PT – Sat. January 19, 2019

Thousands of French citizens take to the streets for another round of ‘yellow vest’ protests, as the movement enters its 10th week.

Yellow vest protesters march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Reports Saturday said around 7,000 protesters filled the streets of Paris in mostly peaceful demonstrations, with an almost equal amount of police along the sidelines.

The protests come as President Emmanuel Macron attempted to kick off a series of townhall debates, hoping to put an end to the national criticism.

Police said they expected protests to be ‘at least as big as last week,’ when 80,000 demonstrators voiced their concerns over economic inequality.

The protests began last year over higher fuel taxes, which have since been scrapped.

Demonstrations have since transformed into a broader protest over Macron’s government, and calls for the French president’s resignation.

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