France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame
Billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral fuels protests in Paris
Enraged Yellow Vest protesters clash with police after an outpouring of money to restore the church; Molly Line reports from the scene.
Yellow Vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday — newly enraged at the more than billion dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause.
Black-hooded demonstrators set fire to trash cans, scooters and a car and pelted police with rocks to draw attention anew to their 23rd weekend of protest.
Many protesters are frustrated that the international effort to help Notre Dame has drawn more attention than their five-month-old Yellow Vest movement against wealth inequality, The Associated Press reported.
A man runs by a burning motorbike during a demonstration in Paris, Saturday.
Many protesters were deeply saddened by the fire at a national monument. But many are angry at the $1 billion in Notre Dame donations that poured in from tycoons while their own demands remain largely unmet and they struggle to make ends meet.