France's Yellow Vest demos falter at weekend, but more planned

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Nationwide turnout for the seventh weekend of demonstrations in France on Saturday by so-called Yellow Vest protestors calling for improved living conditions for low- and middle-income earners was about a quarter of that the previous weekend, although militants have called for more protests on New Year's Eve.

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France's "Yellow Vest" demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but the anti-government backlash was more dispersed and muted than in previous weeks, reports Channel News Asia.