Pictures and videos are surfacing across social media of French police levelling firearms at Yellow Vest demonstrators protesting the failed President Emmanuel Macron’s government austerity plans.
The sixth week of protests, despite being the Saturday before Christmas, still had a fair turnout, though less than previous weeks.
Things were chaotic in the capital on ‘Act VI’ of the Yellow Vests protests. Some calling it a day of rage as riot police used tear gas and baton charges with at least one officer pulling a gun on protesters.
Though, photos on social media appear to show it was more than just one officer having done so. The numbers might be lower during the holidays, but the fact that 66,000 still were out is a good sign of things not ending soon.