French authorities arrested hundreds of people on Saturday as a new wave of Yellow Jacket protests got underway in Paris and across the country.
More than 600 people were stopped on the streets of the French capital, with 508 placed in police custody, French media reported. Police also used tear gas on a group of protesters near the Champs-Elysées, where some 1,500 people had gathered and some threw makeshift hand grenades at gendarmes. Several protesters tore down barricades set up to protect shops in the area and attempted to attack at a phone store before police intervened. Overall, some 8,000 protesters rallied across the capital, including in eastern and southern parts of the city.
Meanwhile U.S. President Donald Trump took another jab at Emmanuel Macron and the Paris climate agreement on Saturday, claiming that riots in the French capital were a sign the climate deal “wasn’t working out so well for Paris.”
“People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment,” Trump tweeted Saturday, as thousands of Yellow Jackets protesters took to the streets in Paris and across France for the fourth weekend in a row.