(ZHE) — Hundreds of Yellow Vest protesters gathered outside France’s BFM TV station for week seven of nationwide protests.
The protesters chanted various versions of “Fake news journalists come down,” and “Macron out!” at the TV station which one protester told RT France spreads false information about the movement, while purposefully understating the size of its demonstrations.
Saturday’s protesters were met with tear gas and a heavy police presence, which has become part and parcel to the violent demonstrations of weeks past.
Police fired tear gas at “yellow vest” demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low.
Several hundred people wearing the symbolic hi-visibility vests had gathered near the offices of France Televisions and the BFM TV channel in the centre of the capital shouting “Fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron. – France24
Protesters reportedly torched several cars next to the TV station, with the smoke visible against the Eiffel Tower.
Separately, French police deployed tear gas in the city of Rouen in Normandy during a tense stand-off with demonstrators.