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Watch Absolute Mayhem As Yellow Vests Battle French Riot Police In 9th Week Of Protests

The Yellow Vest movement has taken to the streets across France for a 9th week of anti-government protests, as the Gilets Jaunes movement appeared to surge in both number and intensity. While the demonstrations were largely peaceful for most involved, there were several violent skirmishes with police. 

protest:

Mainstream media: 'a few protesters' pic.twitter.com/uqryFMj3mD

— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot)

Some 80,000 officers were deployed across France, deploying tear gas in major urban centers such as the Parisian Arc de Triomphe monument.

Vous n'avez pas honte?
Le peuple se fait gazé, frappé, il y en a qui ont des sequelles à vie à cause des CRS, mais vous chouinez car un boxeur a frapper un flic? Et en pus de ça vous donnez 1m € aux fdo?
Il y a 75 ans, on appelait ça des COLLABOS.

pic.twitter.com/nRprATVz2u

— _ (@nongilbertstp)

Use of tear gas and water cannon on in front of Arc De Triomphe pic.twitter.com/n0lKcll6Lz

— nonouzi (@Gerrrty)

UNE HONTE ! 5 grenades de désencerclements, des tirs de canons à eau sur des gens qui évacue un blessé

pic.twitter.com/4u5LxA44WB

— L’Elite voit tout (@EPrivilegie)

Protesters came out en masse in Bordeaux, where a man was shot in the head with a with a flash-ball round and police deployed a water cannon (h/t

). 

Les gilets jaunes défilent dans les rues du centre-ville pic.twitter.com/1phMuxoFxz

— Stéphanie Roy (@Steph_Roy_)

Très rapide retour au calme à la demande de nombreux gilets jaunes.
Ambiance festive place de la Comédie. pic.twitter.com/YQepHVqNQv

— Stéphanie Roy (@Steph_Roy_)

Un homme vient de recevoir un tir de flashball à la tête. pic.twitter.com/jcJfCxkXN2

— Stéphanie Roy (@Steph_Roy_)

Tensions en cours place de l'hôtel de ville. pic.twitter.com/lcUdMyvvCP

— Stéphanie Roy (@Steph_Roy_)

Les forces de l'ordre envoient les gaz lacrymogènes pour disperser la foule. Un feu a été allumé. pic.twitter.com/hgMLzR8BYI

— Stéphanie Roy (@Steph_Roy_)

There was a similar turnout in Marseille, where a sea of Yellow Vests took to the streets as well;

à Paris (Bastille) et Marseille. Les médias vous êtes où ? , stop aux fakes news et au boycotte. pic.twitter.com/vUh7ukWq6M

— Ariel 🧜🏻‍♀️ (@IamJey_)

protest:

Massive crowds [compilation]pic.twitter.com/JmeCPQFweJ

— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot)

The Yellow Vest movement, which began as a protest against fuel taxes and evolved into a general anti-government movement, has attracted all types of people - as one can clearly see from this 4chan-compiled collage.