Donald Trump slams Paris Agreement in tweet commenting on French riots

Donald Trump slams Paris Agreement in tweet commenting on French riots

"He's done more in 18 months than the others in 30 years".

About 100 were detained, many for carrying risky objects like fireworks or clothing that could be used as protection in clashes with police.

President Emmanuel Macron met Friday night with about 60 anti-riot security officers who will be deployed in Paris.

Demonstrations have been taking places elsewhere in France as well. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Most of the disturbances have been in Paris, where tear gas and water cannon were unleashed to disperse what French authorities are saying are armed, professional provocateurs, who traveled from across the continent. "I am telling you, things are going to blow up tonight".

Police had "enforced the law in the face of thugs", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Saturday.

Speaking on French TV, he implored: "We will do all we can so that today can be a day without violence, so that the dialogue that we started this week can continue in the best possible circumstances".

Macron's government offered a concession this week when it announced that it would scrap the planned rise in fuel tax.

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He vowed "zero tolerance" towards those aiming to wreak further destruction and mayhem, after dozens of vehicles were torched, shops looted and the Arc de Triomphe war memorial was wrecked last Saturday.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner urged calm.

Jan Dijkgraaf, editor of a Dutch "resistance newspaper" is calling for peaceful protests in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. They have been dubbed the "Yellow Vests" after the high visibility vests they have worn on demonstrations. You can't get housing anymore. "We want equality, we want to live, not survive".

"The protesters want President Trump because some of them recognize that in 2016 the American people found the courage to elect a president who would be willing to stand up against the united forces of Marxism, globalism and political correctness".

Authorities deployed barricade-busting armoured vehicles and 8,000 police in the capital alone.

Protesters protect themselves from tear gas near the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. But who exactly makes up the "yellow vest" movement, and will the government be able to quell their anger after a month of increasingly fiery protests?

Protesters, using social media, have billed the weekend as "Act IV" in a dramatic challenge to Macron and his policies.

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Even as blue armored trucks rumbled over cobblestone streets and police moved yet again against protesters on the Champs-Elysees, an even larger environmental march moved peacefully Saturday toward the city's distant Republique Plaza.

Stores along the elegant Champs-Elysees Avenue and the posh Avenue Montaigne boarded up their windows as if bracing for a hurricane but the storm struck anyway Saturday, this time at the height of the holiday shopping season.

Tourists were few and residents were advised to stay at home if at all possible.

Shops, museums, metro stations and the Tour Eiffel were closed, while top-flight football matches and music shows had already been cancelled.

About a thousand people took part in the rally and the police had to resort to teargas and water cannon to break up the demo, she said.

While the yellow-vest protests were initially triggered by complaints that an eco-tax on fuel placed an unfair burden on the working poor for tackling climate change, the demonstrations have continued since that tax increase was paused because they are driven by broader concerns about income inequality, austerity and underfunded public services.

Demonstrations have since swelled into a broad, sometimes-violent rebellion against Macron - a challenge made more hard to handle since the movement has no formal leader.

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