UPDATED 8:22 AM PT – Sat. February 2, 2019
Yellow vest protesters take to the streets of France for nearly a third month in a row, but this time they’re protesting what they call “increasing police violence.”
Reports said around 69,000 demonstrators participated in the movement Saturday keeping pressure on the French government, and protesting unfair economic policies.
Some however, shifted focus to pay tribute to fellow protesters, who have been injured in clashes with police over the last few weeks.
The government said about 2,000 people have been injured since the movement began.
On Friday, France’s council of state ruled security forces have the right to use high-velocity rubber ball launchers in order to subdue unruly protesters.
A yellow vest spokesman said the launchers are “extremely harmful, imprecise, and cause more sorrow than security.”