Eiffel Tower Is Shrouded In Black Smoke As Paris Burns

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The streets of Paris have been set ablaze during ‘yellow vests’ protests in Paris this evening leaving the Eiffel Tower shrouded in thick black smoke, after riot police fired tear gas at crowds earlier today.

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  • Protesters set cars alight and left them to burn in the streets of the Capital city as demonstrations resumed 
  • Earlier today yellow vest demonstrators clashed with riot police who fired tear gas at the crowds in Paris
  • Tear gas also fired in Nantes, western France, and protests were expected in Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse  
  • Small groups took to streets in Paris and elsewhere in France calling for resignation of President Macron 
  • Despite it being the seventh weekend of protests, momentum for the movement appears to be waning 

Protesters have set cars alight and left them to burn in the streets of the capital city, as a demonstration against the French government’s tax policies resumed for the seventh consecutive week.

Shocking images show the iconic tower masked by a covering of smoke and cars engulfed by burning flames sit abandoned on the roadside as demonstrators continued their stand off with authorities.

Protesters have set cars alight and left them to burn in the streets of the capital city, as protests against the French government’s tax policies resumed for the seventh consecutive week

The streets of Paris have been set ablaze during ‘yellow vests’ protests in Paris this evening leaving the Eiffel Tower shrouded in thick black smoke, after riot police fired tear gas at crowds earlier today

Earlier today yellow vest demonstrators clashed with riot police who fired tear gas at crowds in Paris today after  demonstrators from the grassroots movement turned out this weekend to resume their stand off with authorities.

But the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low.

Despite it being the seventh weekend of protests, momentum for the movement appears to be waning as only small groups took to the streets in Paris and elsewhere in France.

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