Paris erupts in violent protests

"Yellow vests" once again took to the streets of Paris, setting fires after a week of unity and calm due to the Notre Dame fire.
1:36 | 04/20/19

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We move overseas now to the tense clashes in Paris. New violent protests spring up for a 23rd Saturday after a period of united mourning following the disastrous fire at notre dame. The billion dollars in donations raised for that historic landmark intensifying activist complaints. ABC's David Wright reports from Paris. Reporter: After a week of unity and calm, Paris erupted today, with a return of the angry protests that have rocked this city just about every Saturday for the past six months. The "Gilets jaunes," or yellow vests, turned up today by the thousands. Many now say they're angry the government moved so quickly to bail out the burnt out notre dame cathedral, but officials have yet to meet their demands. They set dozens of motorcycles on fire. Emergency workers racing to put out the flames. The protesters demand the government improve their cost of living. French police in riot gear, mobilized by the thousands to stop them in their tracks with tear gas and overwhelming force. Today alone, nearly 200 arrests. French president Emmanuel macron had been scheduled to address the protests and concerns in a primetime speech Monday. That speech, abruptly canceled when the fire broke out. It's now been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, Tom. David Wright with those developments out of Paris. Thank you.

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