Transcript for Yellow vest protests enter their 18th consecutive weekend in Paris, France
And the new violent clashes in Paris tonight for the 18th straight weekend. Protesters burning down luxury store fronts. Mass arrests there. Here's ABC's Julia Macfarlane. Reporter: Smoke rising from the streets of Paris once again. As the gilet jaunes, or yellow vest protests, entered their 18th consecutive weekend, the city was met with a resurgence of violence. The iconic champs-elysees seeing designer stores looted, windows smashed, kiosks set alight, and protesters being met with riot police. One of the demonstrators even taunting the cops to strike. Watch as this Paris resident hears the sound of tear gas being fired, before leaping back to safety inside their apartment. Protesters say the movement has returned with renewed vigor because the government is holding fast against their demands, though some concessions have been made to help workers. Today, 1400 police were deployed and dozens were arrested. As these demonstrations reach their 18th week, it's unclear if this movement is any closer toward its end. Tom. Julia Macfarlane, thank you.
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