Armored vehicles have been deployed in Paris amid “yellow vest” protests, AFP reported.
Security forces blocked central part of Paris, including the streets adjacent to the Elysee Palace.
Around 700 detained in latest wave of demonstrations sparked by raising of fuel taxes.
As reported earlier, the protests have been unfolded since November 17 against fuel price rises. Over 100 thousand people were participating in protests.
French President Emmanuel Macron has already said that the authorities understand the concerns of people. According to him, there are plans to increase the cost of renewable energy and reduce the share of atomic energy by 50% by 2035.