Yellow Jacket Protesters Wreak Havoc in Paris For 18th Consecutive Weekend Burning A Bank And Ransacking Stores

The Champs-Elysees avenue in central Paris looked like a war zone on Saturday after around 10,000 Yellow Jacket protesters burned a bank and destroyed storefronts during the 18th consecutive weekend of demonstrations. More than 60 people were injured in the violence, including 17 law enforcement officials, according to AFP. The Saturday protests began more than four months ago after French President Emmanuel Macron threatened to raise fuel taxes, but have evolved into a weekly show of discontent across the country. On Saturday luxury stores were looted and restaurants were destroyed along the popular shopping street. A mother and her young child had to be rescued from their apartment above a bank that had been set alight. By evening, 151 people had been detained by authorities. “It's the apocalypse!,” one Parisian told AFP.