UPDATED 8:58 AM PT — Sat. Dec. 1, 2018
Hundreds are arrested as the “yellow vest” protests continue in France.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters in Paris today and clashes broke out between authorities and demonstrators.
Over 5,000 people are taking part in the protest in the French capital in order to voice their anger over fuel taxes and the high cost of living.
More than 35,000 people are taking part in various demonstrations around France, and the movement has received widespread popular support.
The outrage comes amid low approval ratings for French President Emmanuel Macron as many people feel the government is not listening to the concerns of the population.
Two people have died since the protest began on November 17th.