BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Yellow Vest protesters and riot police clashed in central Lyon on Saturday, resulting in several arrests, as thousands of people took to the streets.
The riot police deployed tear gas, and were filmed overpowering protesters and dragging at least one of them on the ground, as they faced off with some of the 15,000 protesters — as reported by the media — in Lyon.
The Yellow Vest movement emerged last month after French President Emmanuel Macron announced hikes in fuel taxes to encourage a transition towards greener energy.
The French government have now suspended the prices hikes but protests continue nevertheless.
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