Police fired tear gas and water cannon as the protests turned violent after weeks of relative calm, during which marches had attracted declining numbers.
- by Leigh Thomas and Simon Carraud
It was the 17th weekend of protests throughout France. Although numbers have dwindled and popular support is down, the protesters are digging in.
- by Sarah White
The embattled French President's popularity rating is back to where it was when the protests began almost four months ago.
Demonstrations have generally been smaller since a peak in December when the French capital endured some of the worst rioting, vandalism and looting in decades.
The yellow vest activists are now trying to achieve electoral success but the movement is politically divided and has no appointed leader.
Opinion polls show a recovery in President Macron's battered popularity after he launched consultations to try to quell social unrest.
- by Johnny Cotton
Hundreds of people wearing red scarves have marched through Paris to protest against acts of violence during 'yellow vest' anti-government demonstrations.
Although there were fewer protesters on the streets than in previous weeks, President Emmanuel Macron still faces bitter opposition.
To his allies, Emmanuel Macron's letter to the French launching a national policy debate was an exercise in democracy. To his critics, it was a mere gesture.
- by Richard Lough