Ahead of the anniversary, yellow vest protesters took to the streets in Paris, which ended up in violent, bloody clashes between the protesters and security forces, and the event was eventually banned by the Paris police.
On 17 November 2019, the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement in Paris marks its first anniversary since the people first took to the streets in mid-November 2018 to protest against the French government's policies.
Yesterday, yellow vest protesters flooded the streets in Paris again, shouting offensive slogans to the police and throwing glass bottles and rubbish at the officers. As the clashes grew violent, the police had to ban the rallies.
"Faced with the violence from rioters, the police and gendarmes have been able to finally restore the order'', the French Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Twitter.
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