Dec 1, 2018 - Energy & Environment

In photos: At least 65 injured in Paris protests over Macron policies

Protestor waves French flags

A man waves the French flag during a 'yellow vest' protest in Paris over rising gas taxes and living costs. Photo: Chesnot via Getty Images

At least 65 people, including 11 police officers, have been injured during mass protests in Paris over President Emmanuel Macron's fiscal policies, including his decision to increase gas taxes, the AP reports.

The big picture: This is the third straight weekend that "yellow vests" — so-called because of the jackets they must don to be permitted to block roads — have turned out to demonstrate against Macron, whose approval rating has plummeted to 26%. Authorities say more than 5,000 people gathered around the Champs-Elysees avenue to protest Saturday, with rare spurts of violence against police officers leading to 140 arrests.

Protestors surround the arc de triomphe
Protestors surround the Arc de Triomphe as police officers fire tear gas. Photo: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images
Fires and protests in Paris
A French flag is waved above a crowd of protestors. Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters extinguish a car on fire
Firefighters extinguish a burning car. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images
Police wearing riot gear covered in yellow paint.
Police wearing riot gear covered in yellow paint. Photo: Aurelien Meunier via Getty Images
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