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    French Premier Vows ‘Unity’ as  Protests Resume

    Nearly 90,000 police occupied the streets of Paris and other French cities Saturday during a fourth, but more subdued weekend of “Yellow Vests” protests that had become increasingly violent. An estimated 125,000 demonstrators upset with the country’s higher taxes and President Emmanuel Macron periodically clashed with police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Some 1,700 people were arrested, and Prime Minister Édouard Philippe pledged continued talks with demonstrators to “restore national unity.” President Trump chimed in on Twitter to mock Macron’s climate-change motivated fuel tax hikes, claiming that protesters were chanting, “We want Trump.”

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