French police use pepper spray against Yellow Vests

By Serife Cetin and Yusuf Ozcan

PARIS (AA) – French police used pepper spray against Yellow Vest protesters along the Champs-Elysees in the capital Paris on Saturday.

The Yellow Vests, protesting rising oil prices and deteriorating economic conditions, started to come to the iconic avenue on early Saturday.

The police allowed the protesters onto the street after doing body searches.

During Saturday's protests, tension between demonstrators and the police flared up from time to time.

Before the protests began, 317 people were arrested early Saturday as police found they were carrying stones and hammers.

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