Peter Oliver, a correspondent for RT, has been hit by a rubber bullet while covering the Yellow Vest protests in Paris. Twelve RT journalists were injured over the three weeks of covering protest in France.
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It comes as the French capital continues to endure its third weekend of violent protests, with RT France correspondent Lucas Leger also hit by a rubber bullet to the face on Saturday. He says the shot came from police. Legar’s colleague was also injured.
The three reporters are among dozens of people who have been reported injured on Saturday. An additional 250 people have been arrested.
The scene from the ‘City of Lights’ is anything but romantic, with images showing protesters hurling firecrackers and setting vehicles alight. Police have responded by deploying tear gas and water cannon, with some videos showing officers using their batons on protesters.
Protests are also taking place in other cities across France, with an image from Toulouse showing a burning barricade and a photo from Charleville-Mezieres showing tires burning in the street.
The Yellow Vest protests are in response to fuel price hikes imposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. The increases are part of the government’s efforts to reduce emissions causing global warming.
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