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French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

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Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.

In Paris, about 8,000 protesters started their march at the Invalides monument in Paris, home to Napoleon's tomb, to remember the 10 people killed in protest-related traffic accidents and the hundreds injured since the movement for economic justice kicked off on Nov. 17.

French police have been criticized for using rubber projectiles that have caused several serious injuries to protesters.

"It's not normal to treat people the way we are being treated. We have injured people every Saturday," said Juliette Rebet, a demonstrator in Paris.

Protesters marched peacefully in the French capital but clashes erupted at the end of the main demonstration. Some activists wearing masks threw projectiles and knocked down a traffic light before police charged at them, using tear gas and water cannons. Thirty people were arrested in Paris, police said.

Clashes were also reported in Bordeaux, Toulouse and the western city of Rennes.

At the Invalides, protesters carrying a banner that read "Citizens in danger" marched at the front of the procession and held coffin-shaped boards in memory of those killed.

Paris deployed 5,000 police around the capital, notably around government buildings and the Champs-Elysees shopping area. About 80,000 police fanned out nationwide.

The capital and much of France have endured weeks of protests over economic demands by French workers and students that at times descended into violence. The grassroots protests started two months ago over fuel taxes but became a broader revolt against economic problems.

According to the Interior Ministry, there were 27,000 protesters across France by early Saturday afternoon, down from 32,000 at the same time the week before.

Macron is facing a plethora of demands ranging from the re-introduction of France's wealth tax on the country's richest people to the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws.

Macron launched his grand debate this week during meetings with mayors and local officials. The three-month-long debate involves a series of meetings organized by citizens, groups and elected officials to enable the French to express their views on the economy and democracy.

Macron has already cancelled a fuel tax hike and released other funds to help French workers. He said he is open to discussions but has warned he won't give up on his major reforms, including the touchy issue of changing France's pension system later this year.

"We do not believe in the grand debate," said Jonathan Gaby, a demonstrator from the Paris suburbs. "We won't decide, the government will decide, in the end."

Riot police offiers kick back a tear gas grenade during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Police remove yellow vest demonstrators staging a sit-down protest in Souillac, southern France, ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron' s visit, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Macron is meeting Friday with about 600 mayors and local officials in Souillac, a small town in southwestern France, as part of a national
Yellow vest demonstrators gather at the Invalides monument before a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Yellow vest protesters display posters of coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. Banner reads: Citizen in danger, Support Yellow Vests. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest ptotesters display coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest demonstrators are reflected in a window during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A yellow vest demonstrator wearing a mask of French President Emmanuel Macron throws breadcrumbs in the air during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Yellow vest demonstrators, one carrying a poster reading
Yellow vest protesters march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters hold white roses during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas during during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A demonstrators raises his arms amid tear gas during a yellow vest protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police forces take position as medical volunteers, right, wait after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters hold a banner reading
A yellow vest protester holds a placard reading
A yellow vest protester holds a french flag with the drawing of a yellow vest as she demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A yellow vest protester demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters shout slogans as they demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A police officer aims after a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Riot police officer take position in front of the Invalides dome after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A police officer helps a colleague falling during clashes after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police forces use a water cannon to disperse a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A demonstrator throws an item to police forces after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A wounded demonstrator is being taking care by medics during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest demonstrators stand behind tear gas after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police forces take position as medical volunteers, right, wait after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police forces take position as medical volunteers, right, wait after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A yellow vest protester holds a french flag with the drawing of a yellow vest as she demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A yellow vest protester holds a french flag with the drawing of a yellow vest as she demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas during during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A demonstrator kicks a tear gas during during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A yellow vest protester demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A yellow vest protester demonstrates in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters hold a banner reading
Yellow vest protesters hold a banner reading "Citizenship Referendum Initiative or clear" as they demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Riot police officer take position in front of the Invalides dome after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Riot police officer take position in front of the Invalides dome after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest demonstrators, one carrying a poster reading
Yellow vest demonstrators, one carrying a poster reading "Republic Broken", march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Police remove yellow vest demonstrators staging a sit-down protest in Souillac, southern France, ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron' s visit, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Macron is meeting Friday with about 600 mayors and local officials in Souillac, a small town in southwestern France, as part of a national
Police remove yellow vest demonstrators staging a sit-down protest in Souillac, southern France, ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron' s visit, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Macron is meeting Friday with about 600 mayors and local officials in Souillac, a small town in southwestern France, as part of a national "grand debate".(AP Photo/Fred Scheiber)
Yellow vest demonstrators are reflected in a window during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Yellow vest demonstrators are reflected in a window during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A yellow vest protester holds a placard reading
A yellow vest protester holds a placard reading " Social anger" during a demonstration in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters shout slogans as they demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Yellow vest protesters shout slogans as they demonstrate in Saint Jean De Luz, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Police forces use a water cannon to disperse a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police forces use a water cannon to disperse a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters hold white roses during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters hold white roses during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters march past the Invalides monument Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A wounded demonstrator is being taking care by medics during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A wounded demonstrator is being taking care by medics during a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest demonstrators stand behind tear gas after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest demonstrators stand behind tear gas after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters display posters of coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. Banner reads: Citizen in danger, Support Yellow Vests. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest protesters display posters of coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. Banner reads: Citizen in danger, Support Yellow Vests. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A police officer aims after a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A police officer aims after a yellow vest march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Riot police offiers kick back a tear gas grenade during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Riot police offiers kick back a tear gas grenade during a protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Yellow vest demonstrators gather at the Invalides monument before a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Yellow vest demonstrators gather at the Invalides monument before a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A yellow vest demonstrator wearing a mask of French President Emmanuel Macron throws breadcrumbs in the air during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A yellow vest demonstrator wearing a mask of French President Emmanuel Macron throws breadcrumbs in the air during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A demonstrator throws an item to police forces after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A demonstrator throws an item to police forces after a march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A police officer helps a colleague falling during clashes after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A police officer helps a colleague falling during clashes after a yellow vest demonstration Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A demonstrators raises his arms amid tear gas during a yellow vest protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A demonstrators raises his arms amid tear gas during a yellow vest protest Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest ptotesters display coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Yellow vest ptotesters display coffins to honor hundreds injured since the movement kicked off Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Paris. Ten people have been killed in protest-related traffic accidents. Yellow vest protesters are planning rallies in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)