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240 people detained during new protests in France

Thousands of protesters take part in rallies
19:56, 13 January 2019

AFP

The number of detainees during the Gilets Jaunes demonstration in Paris increased to 240 people. It is reported by BFM TV.

"The police carried out 240 arrests of "yellow vests" throughout France, including 156 in Paris. Two hundred people were detained," the report said.

The number of participants in the "yellow vests" demonstrations in France was 84 thousand, of which 8 thousand participated in rallies in Paris.

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There were cases of attacks on journalists.

On January 5, protests of so-called ‘yellow vests’ (gilets jaunes) continued in a number of French cities. In particular, the rallies took place in Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lyon. About 600 people took part in the protests in the French capital.

In general, the rallies are held peacefully, law enforcement officers report.

French authorities have promised a zero level of tolerance for unrest by protesters after clashes and incidents of vandalism in Paris and other cities. Therefore, in Paris, armored personnel carriers are on the streets, 5,000 officers guard the order.

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