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VIDEO: Cars ablaze as Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ protests continue against tax hikes

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Protesters have set on fire overturned cars in central Paris, after police pushed them away from the Arc de Triomphe monument following violent clashes.

The protests have continued to escalate throughout Saturday, causing widespread disruption and damage to the city.

Paris police said on Saturday that at least 65 people including 11 police officers have been injured in violent protests in the French capital.

Police also said that 140 people have been arrested.

Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend and dozens were arrested after pockets of demonstrators built barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris, lit fires and threw rocks at officers on Saturday.