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IN PHOTOS: ‘Yellow vest’ protests paralyze France, spill over into Belgium and the Netherlands

What began as a Fb marketing campaign in opposition to gas tax will increase has spiraled right into a protest motion which paralyzed the French capital of Paris earlier than spilling over into Belgium and the Netherlands.

Over 89,000 police have been deployed throughout France on Saturday — some eight,000 in Paris by myself — as government confronted raging crowds of yellow-vested protesters.

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The so-called “yellow vest” motion is called for the fluorescent jackets carried through French motorists.

WATCH: Complete protection of the ‘yellow vest’ protests on Globalnews.ca

Automobiles were burned, retail outlets looted, tear gasoline fired and arrests made — and the protesters don’t seem to be going away anytime quickly, in spite of the French executive pronouncing that it’s going to be postponing gas tax will increase for 6 months.

Listed here are some pictures that display the size of the “yellow vest” protests:

— With information from Reuters

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