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French Police Brace For Another Week Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests

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French Police Brace For Another Week Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests
"Yellow vest" protests are expected to continue for the fifth straight week.
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French police are preparing for a fifth straight week of "yellow vest" protests, a series of demonstrations that have grown increasingly violent.

Paris's chief of police told RTL radio about plans to deploy nearly 8,000 police and multiple armored vehicles in the French capital in anticipation of the protests.

Estimates vary, but the number of people arrested in previous weeks appears to be in the thousands, and six protesters have died.

The protests began in opposition to a proposed fuel tax hike but have grown to include a spectrum of political goals. French President Emmanuel Macron has recently made concessions to the movement, like delaying the tax hike and raising the minimum wage.