The French police have arrested at least 35 people during a protest of the ‘Yellow Vests’ in the French city of Nantes. In confrontations between the french CRS riot police and protestors, five officers and certainly two demonstrators were injured.

Prior to the protest, with around 1,800 demonstrators, more than 20 molotov cocktails were found during inspections and preventive safety measures.

During the demonstration, the protestors threw all kinds of objects at the police. They then used tear gas against the crowd. A group of demonstrators also destroyed sefveral shops and bus booths and set fire to trash cans.

The ‘Yellow Vests’ were created on the internet last fall, mainly in response to the sharp increases in fuel prices that the government said it was serving the environment.

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The movement has raised hundreds of thousands of demonstrators for months, but has since contracted considerably. This is partly a result of the withdrawal of unpopular measures by the government of President Macron. The ‘Yellow Vests’ also became divided among themselves.