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"It's pay, pay, pay ..." Yellow Vests protest in Paris

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CRS riot police face protesters on Saturday
CRS riot police face protesters on Saturday Tony Cross/RFI

Teargas was fired and there were clashes with police in Paris on Saturday when over 81,000 Yellow Vest demonstrators defied official orders to stay away from the Champs Elysées Avenue. The nationwide protests started a week before in response to rises in the price of petrol and diesel but have given voice to widespread discontent.

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