By  on April 20, 2019

PARIS — Violence flared up Saturday on the streets of Paris for the 23rd weekend of “yellow vest” protests, marking a resurgence of the movement, but it was largely contained by a heavy police presence.

Around 9,000 demonstrators turned up in the French capital, according to official estimates, convening on the Place de la Republic, to the east, while the Avenue des Champs-Élysées was cordoned off from protesters, in lockdown mode with boarded up storefronts. 

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