France Detains 1,220 after Anti-Government Protests

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(From AP News)

France’s Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during the latest yellow vest protests — a roundup the scale of which the country hasn’t seen in years. . . .

In the melee Saturday, protesters had ripped off the plywood protecting Parisian store windows and threw flares and other projectiles, [as] French riot police repeatedly repelled them with tear gas and water cannon.

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