Number of yellow vest protesters detained in Paris exceeded 50
Over 50 people were detained on Saturday during the Yellow Vest rally in Paris, Trend reported citing Sputnik.
According to BFM TV, as of 06:00 p.m. local time (17:00 GMT) the police detained 52 protesters.
The protesters gathered at the Place de la Republique, where the Yellow Night action will take place. The police had to use tear gas as a result of clashes with activists.
France Info broadcaster reported that about 69,000 people took part in Yellow Vest rallies across France on Saturday, including 4,000 protesters in Paris alone. Last week, 84,000 protesters participated in the rallies in the country with 7,000 in the capital.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner condemned the violence in Paris.
"I resolutely condemn the violence and destruction conducted on Saturday both in Paris and in the province by hooligans in yellow vests," Castaner said on Twitter.