“Yellow vests” burn bank building, as Paris protests turn violent

PARIS, FRANCE (MARCH 16, 2019) (REUTERS) – Protesters set fire to a bank in Paris’s eight district as the “yellow vests” stormed the streets for an 18th weekend on Saturday (March 16).

Saturday’s demonstration quickly turned violent, with protesters hurling projectiles at police, ransacking stores and burning structures, including Bank Tarneaud and two newspaper kiosks.

The Bank Tarneaud branch was located near Champs Elysees, the central axe of the weekly protests.

Police had arrested more than 80 protesters by mid afternoon as demonstrators looted stores around the Champs Elysees.

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