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French ‘yellow vests’ shut down top Parisian department store

French ‘yellow vests’ shut down 
top Parisian department store

AFP
Paris
French ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, a day after clashes in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.
The glitzy Galeries Lafayette store in Opera shopping district was evacuated after dozens of protesters chanting anti-capitalist and anti-government slogans took over the third floor. The protesters were expelled shortly after by security staff.
The store -- one of the top destinations in Paris for moneyed foreign tourists, which was targeted by the demonstrators as a “consumerist temple” -- said it would remain closed for the rest of the day.
The protest came on a second day of demonstrations to mark the anniversary of a leaderless revolt that badly rattled President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist government.
Twenty people were arrested Sunday in Paris but in most places the protests were peaceful.
On Saturday, police in Paris had battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d’Italie square, where a yellow vest march was shut down by the authorities after turning violent.