Donald Trump slams Paris Agreement in tweet commenting on French riots

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The next protests take place the following Saturday, Nov 24.

According to the ministry, 1,220 people were arrested during the demonstrations.

Paris is once again a city under siege, as thousands of riot police continue to clash with protesters in the nation's worst urban riots in decades.

Thirteen others have been charged with vandalising the monument, Paris' chief prosecutor Remy Heitz said at a news conference.

Parts of Paris were placed in lockdown, with tourist attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre closed and shops along the Champs-Elysees boarded up. Subway stations in the center of town were shut down.

Earlier this week, French government dropped a plan to increase fuel tax next year, bowing to the force of the streets.

More than 1,700 protesters were arrested during rioting in Paris, and more than 130 people were injured.

Police frisked people or searched bags every hundred meters or so throughout central Paris, and confiscated gas masks and protective goggles from Associated Press journalists.

Protesters ripped off the plywood protecting Parisian store windows and threw flares and other projectiles. The national gendarme service posted a video on Twitter of police tackling a protester and confiscating his risky material, which appeared to be primarily a tennis racket.

Protesters also expressed their dismay with the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

In Paris, protesters were mostly contained to the Champs-Elysees and surrounding avenues, such as avenue Marceau and boulevard de Courcelles, as well as near the Opera district. Blocked by police, they tried other routes.

Police mobility has been enhanced ahead of the demonstrations.

"We are here to tell (Macron) our discontent", said protester Myriam Diaz. "Me, I'm not here to break things because I have four children so I am going to try to be safe for them, because they are afraid", protester Myriam Diaz told the AP.

Mr Macron will speak from the presidential Elysee Palace at 8pm (1900 GMT), an Elysee official said.

He said he earns 1,430 euros (£1,280) a month despite working 45 hours a week and has decided not to have children because doesn't feel he can earn enough to raise them.

"We face people who do not come to protest but to destroy", he said.

Le Drian said on LCI television: "The yellow vest demonstration was not protesting in English, as far as I know".

The Trump's statement referred to raging "Yellow vest" protests, named after the obligatory attribute of French drivers, which have been shaking both the mainland country and its overseas territories since November 17. Christmas markets and top-flight football matches were cancelled across the country. Others around the country and the globe are also responding to these recent events, with a police union and two road transport unions going on strikes in France and other groups taking action based on the "yellow vest" movement's inspiration.

The streets of Paris are returning to normal as crews remove debris after protests by a grassroots movement forced police to fire tear gas and water cannons just a week after extremely violent clashes led President Emmanuel Macron's government to back down on fuel tax increases. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third-world countries (that are questionably run), in order to protest the environment.

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