Over 40 protesters detained at Saturday riots in Paris – TV

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PARIS, February 10. /TASS/. Police detained 45 people in Paris on Saturday during the 13th nationwide day of Yellow Vest protests, BFM TV channel reported citing law enforcement sources.

According to the report, 42 people have been placed in custody until the investigation is launched.

The protests in the French capital saw clashes between their participants and police. A total of 51,400 people took part in manifestations in France, including 4,000 of them in Paris.

Since mid-November, France has been gripped by street riots over skyrocketing fuel prices, growing taxes and soaring living costs. The demonstrations spiraled into clashes with the police and a protest against the country’s leadership, whom protestors accuse of ineffective government and taking insufficient measures to fight poverty. Despite certain concessions made by the authorities, like cut taxes and wage hikes, the Yellow Vests are pledging to carry on these rallies.

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