Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new “Yellow Vests” protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities.

Police in the capital used water cannon and tear gas as scuffles broke out at the arc de Triomphe, on the ninth consecutive weekend of protests.

Official figures show, some 84,000 demonstrators were recorded nationwide, an increase compared with last week.

The nationwide protests were initially triggered by the rising price of fuel.

Thousands of officers were deployed across Paris, which has previously seen street clashes and vandalism, to tackle the protesters, and parts of the city centre were blocked off by riot police.

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