Watch Absolute Mayhem As Yellow Vests Battle French Riot Police In 9th Week Of Protests

The Yellow Vest movement has taken to the streets across France for a 9th week of anti-government protests, as the Gilets Jaunes movement appeared to surge in both number and intensity. While the demonstrations were largely peaceful for most involved, there were several violent skirmishes with police. 

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Some 80,000 officers were deployed across France, deploying tear gas in major urban centers such as the Parisian Arc de Triomphe monument.

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Protesters came out en masse in Bordeaux, where a man was shot in the head with a with a flash-ball round and police deployed a water cannon (h/t @Steph_Roy_). 

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There was a similar turnout in Marseille, where a sea of Yellow Vests took to the streets as well;

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The Yellow Vest movement, which began as a protest against fuel taxes and evolved into a general anti-government movement, has attracted all types of people – as one can clearly see from this 4chan-compiled collage. 

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