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Thousands of “yellow-vest” protesters took to France’s streets Saturday, some clashing with riot police, in a renewed show of force against the government after demonstrations flagged during the holiday season.

A peaceful march along the Seine river turned violent when riot police blocked hundreds of protesters outside the Musée d’Orsay. Groups of demonstrators launched projectiles at police, who used tear gas to disperse them. Video posted to social media showed two policemen being dragged to the ground and repeatedly kicked when a group of protesters tried to force their way through a police cordon, blocking access to a bridge across the Seine. A barge on the river was set on fire.

As darkness fell, people burned scooters and bins along the Boulevard Saint-Germain, an upscale area south of the Seine that had been spared the brunt of previous yellow-vest protests.

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