Paris police fire tear gas as yellow vest protests turn violent

French police fired tear gas at yellow vest demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the protests appeared low.

Several hundred gathered at the BFM TV channel in the center of the capital shouting Fake news and calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters spilled on to tram lines and lobbed projectiles at police who replied with tear gas grenades and detained several people.

Several cars were also set alight outside the offices of the Le Parisien newspaper, although a fire service spokesman said it was not clear if the blaze was linked to the protests.

In the southern city of Marseille, police said around 1,000 protesters turned out. Tear gas was also fired in Nantes, western France, and protests were expected in Lyon, Bordeaux, and Toulouse.

Source: VOV5