Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers’ gather to protest against higher diesel taxes, demonstrate in Paris, France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
PARIS (Reuters) – French riot police used teargas on Saturday against protesters clad in fluorescent yellow trying to break through security cordons at the Champs Elysees in Paris.
A Paris police spokeswoman said 16 people had already been arrested. Officials fear far-right and far-left groups plan to infiltrate the yellow vests movement, a popular rebellion against diesel tax hikes and the high cost of living.
Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; editing by John Irish