"I am 18 years old, a non violent man, I hope you will recognize your fault"
Louis Boyard is the president of a high school union in France, the UNL. Today he was hit by a flashbang shot and transported in an ambulance to a hospital during the Yellow Vests protests.
Boyard - Foot
Boyard says he was injured in the foot.
The government claimed 10,500 protesters in Paris but a count done by an independent firm for BFM-TV put that number of 13,800.
Arrests - Paris - Today
33 arrests reported in Paris today.
5400 protesters reported at Valence (Valencia) in southeastern France with 30 police checkpoints around the city to impede the protesters. 18 arrests there with four police reported injured. The police claiming they found weapons in their searches of protesters.
Estimate - Protesters - Government - Number - Count
The official nationwide estimate of protesters is 58,600 from the government, although their number was not as great as an independent count done in Paris on the number of protesters.
Protesters faced off with police in Toulouse. The local prefect said there would be no counting of protesters provided there on orders from Paris (Ministry of the Interior).
Tear - Gas - Toulouse - Sign - Protest
Tear gas used in Toulouse with one sarcastic sign from the protest stating:
"The police protect you, it's obvious"
Motorway - Protesters - Border - France - Spain
A motorway (expressway) blocked by protesters on the border between France and Spain today.
Member of the National Assembly Francois Ruffin from the Somme region challenged Interior Christophe Castaner who want to prosecute those who use the word "uprising":
Christophe - Castaner - Word - Words - Dictionary
"Christophe Castaner wants to pursue those who used the word. These are words that must be corrected, removed from the dictionary, that we have no right to use, but I of course, that I am for the uprising, every day.
An uprising does not mean...
Wake Up To Breaking News!