Clashes erupt in Paris as 'yellow vests' protest at unrepentant Macron

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Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux escaped from office through back door after protesters broke into compound and smashed vehicles.

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Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes, reports Reuters.