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Water cannons and smoke bombs: 52 people detained during protests in France

Source : 112 Ukraine

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21:31, 26 January 2019
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The protests of Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) continue in France. In particular, the “night of yellow vests” began on the Republic Square n Paris. Currently, there have been reports of 52 detainees.

"The police have used tear gas. Law enforcers are standing around the Republic Square and we cannot get there now. Explosions are audible," the correspondent noted.

She also added that today the police used water cannons on the Bastille Square. In turn, the protesters use smoke bombs and provoke law enforcement.

There are a lot of firefighters on the streets of Paris near the collision lines, there are also armored vehicles and water cannons in the area.
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The correspondent noted that the situation is becoming more tense.

It is known that today the “night of yellow vests” is happening for the first time. This protest is scheduled to take place until 22:00.

"Yellow vests" hold protest actions on Saturdays, since November 2018. At first they protested against the rise in prices and taxes, and later the action turned into an expression of discontent with the government’s policy, which, in their opinion, does not seek to solve the social welfare problems of ordinary citizens.
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