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Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riots since 1968

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph"

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot Saturday in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement. (Source: AP)

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close to the National Assembly in downtown Paris to complain about changes to working conditions as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. (Source: AP)

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

Stones and tear gas canisters are seen, near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (Source: AP)

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

Paris police said 133 people were injured, including 23 police officers. Fires were started at six buildings and more than 130 makeshift barricades and 112 vehicles were torched. (Source: AP)

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

The grassroots protests began Nov. 17 with motorists upset over a fuel tax hike, but have grown to encompass a range of demands and complaints that Macron's government does not care about the problems of ordinary people. (Source: AP)

France's President Emmanuel Macron, centre left, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center, Secretary of State to the Interior Minister Laurent Nunez, left, and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech, right, arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration in Paris. (Source: AP)

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

The scene in Paris contrasted sharply with protests elsewhere in France that were mostly peaceful. A woman walks past graffiti reading "Paris is ours", near the Arc de Triomphe in Pari. (Source: AP)