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PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS— Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations. Some protesters remained Sunday despite a call by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner to free the traffic roundabouts. Eight people have died in incidents tied … Continue reading PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS | The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 3:20 p.m. French police have fired tear gas across the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and protesters have scuffled with police outside the city’s Opera house amid the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vests” movement. Saturday saw mostly peaceful anti-government protests in the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees

PARIS | Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

PARIS — Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the … Continue reading PARIS | Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

PARIS | 21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

PARIS — Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests on previous weekends turned violent. At least 21 people were detained beforehand. Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the … Continue reading PARIS | 21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS  — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed … Continue reading PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS | French protesters clash with police in Paris; 107 arrested

PARIS— Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend and more than 100 were arrested Saturday. Pockets of demonstrators built makeshift barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris, lit fires, sprayed graffiti on the Arc de Triomphe and threw rocks at officers. Protesters, including some wearing black … Continue reading PARIS | French protesters clash with police in Paris; 107 arrested

PARIS | The Latest: French police fire tear gas at anti-tax protest

PARIS  — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 11:30 a.m. French police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a large group of “yellow jacket” protesters gathered in front of the Arc de Triomphe. A big cloud of tear gas partially cloaked the famed monument as riot officers closed … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French police fire tear gas at anti-tax protest

PARIS | French protesters angry about taxes scuffle with police

PARIS— Scuffles broke out between some French protesters angry over rising taxes and police for a third straight weekend, after small pockets of demonstrators built barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris and lit fires Saturday. Thousands of police were deployed to try to contain the protests on and around the famed Champs-Elysees … Continue reading PARIS | French protesters angry about taxes scuffle with police

NEW YORK | ‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

NEW YORK — Mike Meyers and Jamie Lee Curtis can’t be stopped. “Halloween” has topped the box office for the second straight weekend, carving up $32 million in ticket sales. The top three films were all unchanged at the North American box office, as Hollywood left “Halloween” to dominate the pre-trick-or-treating weekend. The sequel to … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office