Demonstrator loses hand at Paris ‘yellow vest’ march

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A yellow vest protester was severely injured on Saturday in the streets of Paris, as police shot teargas at protesters who were trying to knock down a barrier at the French parliament.

She warned Yellow Vests-like movements around Europe will continue to pop up in protest of European Union austerity measures as a solution to temporary economic crises. One seriously injured protester taken to hospital.

The protestor had his hand partially blown off by a teargas grenade during violent clashes between riot police and the demonstrators near the parliament building in the French capital. The demonstrations spiraled into clashes with the police and a protest against the country's leadership, whom protestors accuse of ineffective government and taking insufficient measures to fight poverty.

At least 10 protesters were arrested after scuffles broke out with police near the Palais Bourbon, where the National Assembly meets.

Yellow vest protesters keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, during demonstrations for the 13th straight weekend. It said the meeting had come after "repeated accusations, unfounded attacks, and outlandish claims" by Rome.

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Relations between France and Italy sank to a new low last week when Paris recalled its ambassador, citing meddling in domestic affairs after Di Maio met with senior figures of the Yellow Vests movement in France.

A auto, motorbikes and multiple trash bins were set ablaze as the protest moved toward the city's Invalides monument but France's Interior Ministry said this week's protest was significantly smaller than last week's.

An injured policeman in riot gear is given help during a demonstration by the yellow vests in Paris on February 9, 2019.

Paris police said a demonstrator lost four fingers when riot officers stopped protesters from storming the National Assembly.

Thousands of protesters turned out in other parts of France, including the port cities of Marseille and Montpellier and also in Bordeaux and Toulouse in the southwest.