French “Yellow Vests” Clash With Police in Nantes
About 200 “yellow vests” demonstrators protested in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, Feb. 9, for what the movement has dubbed “Act 13” of their weekly demonstrations, which have shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority.
Large numbers of riot police patrolled the streets of the city, fired tear gas at protesters, and arrested at least one protester.
The Interior Ministry estimated the total number of protesters around France at 12,000, including 4,000 in Paris. A police source, however, said numbers were higher, with 21,000 demonstrators taking part in rallies outside Paris. (Reuters)