Paris police fires tear gas against “yellow vests”

12.09.2020, Paris.

Paris police fired tear gas to disperse “yellow vests” protests, RIA Novosti reports on September 12.

“Yellow vests” protests in Paris began around 10 a.m. Protesters were behaving peacefully, but then some radical groups joined them and started to throw stones at the police and to set fire to garbage cans. In response to this, the police fired tear gas and pushed back troublemakers.

It has been reported that at 12 a.m. (local time) the police detained 128 protesters.

The “yellow vests” movement emerged on November 17, 2018, when their first protest against the increase in fuel prices took place. Later protesters began to make political demands. One of the most important among them is to pass a law allows referendums on citizens’ initiative (RIC) in order to make decisions by universal suffrage on important issues that have the certain number of the signatures of citizens.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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