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France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

A protester waves a yellow flag watched by police during a yellow vest demonstration at the l'Étoile road toll lanes marking the one year anniversary ...
A yellow vest protester wearing a vest that says "we love our planet blue", faces French riot police during a yellow vest demonstration at the l'Étoil...
Tear gas envelopes protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking it's first anniversary, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Tear gas and water...
Police approach a barricade made by protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking the one year anniversary of the movement in Marseille, south...
French riot police officers face protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking it's first anniversary, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Tear...
People and visitors are blocked by French riot police officers in front of the Place de la Concorde, as the French capital was placed under high secur...
Tear gas envelopes protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking the first anniversary in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Paris police fired t...

A protester waves a yellow flag watched by police during a yellow vest demonstration at the l'Étoile road toll lanes marking the one year anniversary ...

A yellow vest protester wearing a vest that says "we love our planet blue", faces French riot police during a yellow vest demonstration at the l'Étoil...

Tear gas envelopes protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking it's first anniversary, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Tear gas and water...

Police approach a barricade made by protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking the one year anniversary of the movement in Marseille, south...

French riot police officers face protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking it's first anniversary, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Tear...

People and visitors are blocked by French riot police officers in front of the Place de la Concorde, as the French capital was placed under high secur...

Tear gas envelopes protesters during a yellow vest demonstration marking the first anniversary in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Paris police fired t...

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists are staging fresh protests across France to mark the birth last year of their movement for economic justice, a day after scuffles between Paris police and activists marred the anniversary.

Interior minister Christophe Castaner deplored Saturday’s violence on CNews television. He said Paris police had detained 173 people.

Authorities said about 28,000 people marched across France on Saturday, including 4,700 in Paris. Yellow vest activists said there were 44,000.

On Sunday, dozens of protesters briefly gathered under the dome of Paris’ Galeries Lafayette store to denounce consumer culture.

On Nov. 17, 2018, hundreds of thousands of people blocked traffic around the country to protest a fuel tax hike. The sometimes-violent protests have increasingly vented anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s policies, who is seen as favoring the rich.