Yellow Vest protesters to be banned from Champs Elysées

  • Paris (CNN) - France will ban "yellow vest" rallies in some areas of the country after violence that erupted during Saturday's demonstration in Paris.
  • At a press conference on Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said by "as early as next Saturday" authorities will ban gatherings in areas that have been the most affected by the demonstrations -- as soon as they are aware that extremists "claiming they belong to the 'gilets jaunes'" are present.
  • On Saturday, 60 people, including 17 police officers and a fireman, were slightly injured on the 18th straight Saturday of yellow vest, or "gilet jaunes," demonstrations in Paris.
  • Protesters torched a branch of the Tarneaud bank, a spokesperson for Paris firefighters said.
  • The yellow vest protests began as a campaign against a gas tax increase, but have morphed into a broader rally against President Emmanuel Macron's government.

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