Wednesday, 21 August 2019

French firefighters extinguish a fire on the Champs Elysees avenue near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with protesters after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade alongside other European leaders. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French police stand guard during clashes with protesters near the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. The famous boulevard was reopened to traffic as soon as the parade finished, but a few hundred protesters from the grassroots 'yellow vests' movement tried to occupy it. Macron and his guests had already left for the Elysees presidential palace for lunch. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A couple protect themselves from French CRS riot police during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, some hooded, who were trying to block the road with metal barricades, dustbins and other debris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A portable toilet burns next to French Gendarmes during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. Several loud bangs were heard. Protesters hurled objects at the police, booed and set bins on fire. Police drove some of the demonstrators to adjacent streets where they regrouped and set up new barricades, drawing more tear gas fire. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A portable toilet burns next to French Gendarmes during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. A video obtained by Reuters showed a man kicking a policeman to the ground from behind and punching him after the policeman had used pepper spray to push back a couple. The policeman and his colleagues fought back with truncheons. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French firefighters extinguish a fire on the Champs Elysees avenue near the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with protesters after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2019. The Police Prefecture said on Twitter it had ordered the protesters to leave the area, or be forcibly removed. Paris Police chief Didier Lallement told journalists during a Sunday evening patrol of the boulevard that order had been restored. He said some 200 rioters had tried to occupy the Champs Elysees but had been pushed out. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol