France's Yellow Vests take to streets again - condemning injuries, blaming police

Protestors march as they take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the 'Yellow Vests'  movement on rue Sainte Catherine in Bordeaux France

Protestors march as they take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the 'Yellow Vests' movement on rue Sainte Catherine in Bordeaux France

Known as Defence Ball Launchers, the weapons fire rubber projectiles the size of golf balls, and have been blamed for leaving gilets jaunes with serious injuries including lost eyes and broken limbs.

Protesters wearing a yellow vest hold a banner reading RIC, the acronym for Citizen's Initiated Referendum, during a march on Place de la Bastille in Paris.

Nearly 14,000 people are participating in a yellow vest march in Paris on Saturday to pay tribute to those injured in demonstrations and to condemn the police for using high-velocity rubber ball launchers, local media reported, citing a non-governmental organization.

A French police investigation is still trying to determine how Rodrigues was injured.

Around 69,000 people nationwide took part in protests last week, down from more than 80,000 during the previous two weekends, according to the French interior ministry.

Judgments against demonstrators were rushed through without proper respect for their rights, they wrote.

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The government says around 2,000 people have been injured in protests since the movement began November 17, including at least four serious eye injuries.

The weekend's rallies across France included Toulouse and Bordeaux in the southwest, where support has been strong, and several gatherings across Brittany in the northwest.

Antonio Barbetta, a 40-year-old protester with an injured foot, called the police response to the yellow vests "excessive".

About 1,000 police officers have been injured along with 1,700 demonstrators since the start of the protests, according to official figures.

Numerous yellow vest demonstrators are demanding that centrist President Emmanuel Macron resign; a demand dismissed as undemocratic by the government.

Members of Parliament (MPs) in Macron's Republic on the Move party are seeking tougher penalties for organisers of unauthorised demonstrations and for people who cover their faces during violent protests.

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