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IN IMAGES: Burning barricades, tear gas and water cannon - The battle of the Champs-Elysées

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IN IMAGES: Burning barricades, tear gas and water cannon - The battle of the Champs-Elysées
A protestor throws a projectile at police. Photo: Lucas Barioulet/ AFP
15:04 CET+01:00
The Champs-Elysées in Paris was the scene of violent clashes between anti-government "yellow vest" protesters and French police on Saturday. Take a look at the dramatic footage.
Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse people trying to break through a cordon. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Lucas Barioulet/AFP
 
They struggled to hold their positions. 
 
Photo: Lucas Barioulet/AFP
 
And several fought back. 
 
Photo: Lucas Barioulet/AFP
 
Photo: Lucas Barioulet/AFP
 
 
Here's a phalanx of riot police moving in. 
 
Others retreated to escape the tear gas. 
 
 
Here are vans of riot police parked at one of the barricades. 
 
 
Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP
 
And here are firefighters putting out the flaming truck. 
 
Photo: Bertrand Guay / AFP
 
Here's a protestor washing tear gas from his eyes. 
 
Photo: Lucas Barioulet/AFP
 
 
 
 
 
 

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