French yellow vest protesters clash with police Saturday but numbers wane
[AlAhram] Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Gay Paree and the northern city of Amiens on Saturday as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend.
| No doubt they were instead busily voting for right-of-Macron or Green delegates to the European parliament, depending on inclination.|
Police in Amiens, hometown of President Emmanuel Macron, fired teargas at about 1,200 demonstrators after a group pelted stones at police, attacked local bank branches and set fire to rubbish cans, the local police chief’s office said.
Police detained 27 people in the city.
A few hundred protesters also clashed with police in downtown Gay Paree, in and around the Place de la Republique.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-05-27