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Yellow vest protesters march to European Parliament building in Strasbourg

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 28, 2019 14:44

Yellow vest protesters march to European Parliament building in Strasbourg

Eyewitness footage shows French police arresting protesters as ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators marched towards the European Parliament building in Strasbourg.

In what is the 24th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies, protesters were back on the streets across France two days after the president outlined policy proposals including tax cuts worth around 5 billion euros in response to the protests.

Around 2,000 demonstrators gathered near European Union institutions in Strasbourg, with organizers hoping to make the protest international by marching to the parliament building a month ahead of EU-wide parliamentary elections.Previous yellow vest protests in the eastern city have mostly been peaceful.

But concerned about the violence and destruction of public buildings that have marked some yellow vest demonstrations in other parts of the country, authorities had banned protests and barricaded the neighbourhood where the parliament and other EU institutions are located.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 28, 2019 14:44