Protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i


Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i
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Protests against Kazakhstan's presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stepped down after a nearly three-decade-long tenure.

His successor, Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, confirmed his position after taking nearly 71% of the vote in Sunday’s election against six other government-approved candidates, according to Foreign Policy. His closest opposition candidate trailed behind with 16.2%.

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty.

About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years.

As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent in Nur-Sultan reported people being dragged onto buses by riot police. Many journalists were also detained covering the protest, while social media platforms such as Facebook and Telegram were reportedly inaccessible in the country during that time.


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Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Warren Buffett, Facebook, IPOs and more

Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Warren Buffett, Facebook, IPOs and more8:38 AM ET Fri, 3 May 2019Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital, joins “Squawk Box” at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual investor meeting to discuss a wide range of topics including Facebook’s new policy to ban public figures that it says “promote or engage in violence and hate.”


Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Warren Buffett, Facebook, IPOs and more8:38 AM ET Fri, 3 May 2019Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital, joins “Squawk Box” at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual investor meeting to discuss a wide range of topics including Facebook’s new policy to ban public figures that it says “promote or engage in violence and hate.”
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Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital, joins “Squawk Box” at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual investor meeting to discuss a wide range of topics including Facebook’s new policy to ban public figures that it says “promote or engage in violence and hate.”


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Sri Lanka’s tourism sector counts the human and financial toll of Easter attacks

Sri Lankan hotelier Roman Scott swung into crisis mode after the Easter Sunday attacks, driving across the island to make sure his employees and guests were safe. “First you go through absolute shock and then you start quickly moving … you have to close things down, assess the situation … see what happened to your staff,” he told CNBC on Friday. “All of them have lost family … sadly, we had funerals to deal with,” Scott said. Some 10 years on from Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war, t


Sri Lankan hotelier Roman Scott swung into crisis mode after the Easter Sunday attacks, driving across the island to make sure his employees and guests were safe. “First you go through absolute shock and then you start quickly moving … you have to close things down, assess the situation … see what happened to your staff,” he told CNBC on Friday. “All of them have lost family … sadly, we had funerals to deal with,” Scott said. Some 10 years on from Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war, t
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Sri Lanka's tourism sector counts the human and financial toll of Easter attacks

Sri Lankan hotelier Roman Scott swung into crisis mode after the Easter Sunday attacks, driving across the island to make sure his employees and guests were safe.

“First you go through absolute shock and then you start quickly moving … you have to close things down, assess the situation … see what happened to your staff,” he told CNBC on Friday.

Luckily, no harm came to them, though many did lose family in the western coastal city of Negombo where dozens died after suicide bombers targeted worshippers attending mass at St Sebastian’s church.

“All of them have lost family … sadly, we had funerals to deal with,” Scott said.

Some 10 years on from Sri Lanka’s three-decade long civil war, the country stands “terribly wounded,” Dilhan Fernando, CEO of Sri Lankan tea company Dilmah, said in an e-mail. The island “experienced violence at a level of ferocity that we did not see even during the 30 year conflict,” he said, adding that “everyone knows someone” who has been affected.

Sri Lankans and business owners like Fernando and Scott are now asking if the Easter Sunday attack was a one-off, or whether it is the start of a cycle of violence that could send an already shaky economy into a downward spiral.


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Fresh violence in Libya could provide new shock to oil markets

DUBAI — A resurgence in fighting around the Libyan capital of Tripoli this week has driven U.S. forces to pull out of the country and is providing a new upside risk to global oil prices, underscoring the OPEC producer’s importance to markets and the fragility of its supply. “The Libyan conflict coming back onto the front of the mind of the marketplace is actually very significant right now,” Dave Ernsberger, global head of energy at S&P Global Platts, told CNBC in Dubai on Monday. “We’ve seen Ve


DUBAI — A resurgence in fighting around the Libyan capital of Tripoli this week has driven U.S. forces to pull out of the country and is providing a new upside risk to global oil prices, underscoring the OPEC producer’s importance to markets and the fragility of its supply. “The Libyan conflict coming back onto the front of the mind of the marketplace is actually very significant right now,” Dave Ernsberger, global head of energy at S&P Global Platts, told CNBC in Dubai on Monday. “We’ve seen Ve
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Fresh violence in Libya could provide new shock to oil markets

DUBAI — A resurgence in fighting around the Libyan capital of Tripoli this week has driven U.S. forces to pull out of the country and is providing a new upside risk to global oil prices, underscoring the OPEC producer’s importance to markets and the fragility of its supply.

Rebel forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Hifter, who effectively controls the country’s breakaway east, launched a surprise offensive against the home of Libya’s UN-recognized government last week in a move that risks plunging the country back into civil war.

“The Libyan conflict coming back onto the front of the mind of the marketplace is actually very significant right now,” Dave Ernsberger, global head of energy at S&P Global Platts, told CNBC in Dubai on Monday.

“We’ve seen Venezuelan production fall of a cliff, we’ve seen already inventories against the five-year average move into more bullish levels, so the fact that there might be a lack of Libyan supply to the market is potentially a bit of a shock right now.”

The looming conflict follows a surge in crude futures in recent months on the back of tightening supply, with global benchmark Brent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) both rallying more than 20 percent since the start of 2019.

Brent crude stood at $70 a barrel on Monday, with WTI trading at around $63.

A 75-year-old general who holds American citizenship, Hifter was formerly a Gadhafi ally but returned to Libya in 2011, after years in the U.S., to join the NATO offensive that toppled the dictator.


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Nancy Pelosi unveils bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. “There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves f


Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. “There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves f
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Nancy Pelosi unveils bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors.

VAWA expired in February after its funding was excluded from President Donald Trump’s spending bill to avoid a second government shutdown. But the legislation’s omission in that spending package provided Democratic lawmakers with the opportunity to push new reforms that wouldn’t pass under last year’s Republican-controlled Congress.

“There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves forward.”

The reauthorization would strengthen legal protection for LGBTQ, Native American and immigrant women, and make it harder for those convicted of crimes related to domestic violence to acquire firearms, Pelosi said.

“Every woman everywhere has a right to live free from abuse. We urge all members to join us in strong bipartisan support for this bill.”

VAWA was first signed in 1994 and has since been reauthorized three times, in 2000, 2005 and 2013. Although the legislation has bipartisan support, Democrats and Republicans have historically disagreed over specific provisions. In 2012, conservative Republicans rejected the act’s extension of protections to same-sex couples and provisions allowing undocumented immigrants experiencing abuse to claim temporary visas. The reauthorization in 2013 had the protections for same-sex couples but not the provisions for undocumented immigrants.

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York said at the news conference that reauthorization would also expand grant money and filter more resources toward training and prevention efforts.

The 2019 reauthorization is co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California. The House Judiciary is hearing testimony about reauthorization and will debate the bill in upcoming weeks.

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Nancy Pelosi unveils bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. “There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves f


Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors. “There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves f
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Nancy Pelosi unveils bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House members unveiled a bipartisan reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, urging Congress to support key provisions of the landmark legislation that provides protection for domestic violence survivors.

VAWA expired in February after its funding was excluded from President Donald Trump’s spending bill to avoid a second government shutdown. But the legislation’s omission in that spending package provided Democratic lawmakers with the opportunity to push new reforms that wouldn’t pass under last year’s Republican-controlled Congress.

“There should be nothing partisan, or political about ending the scourge of domestic violence or sexual assault which 1 in 3 women face today,” Pelosi said at the news conference. “We hope to receive more bipartisan support as the bill moves forward.”

The reauthorization would strengthen legal protection for LGBTQ, Native American and immigrant women, and make it harder for those convicted of crimes related to domestic violence to acquire firearms, Pelosi said.

“Every woman everywhere has a right to live free from abuse. We urge all members to join us in strong bipartisan support for this bill.”

VAWA was first signed in 1994 and has since been reauthorized three times, in 2000, 2005 and 2013. Although the legislation has bipartisan support, Democrats and Republicans have historically disagreed over specific provisions. In 2012, conservative Republicans rejected the act’s extension of protections to same-sex couples and provisions allowing undocumented immigrants experiencing abuse to claim temporary visas. The reauthorization in 2013 had the protections for same-sex couples but not the provisions for undocumented immigrants.

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York said at the news conference that reauthorization would also expand grant money and filter more resources toward training and prevention efforts.

The 2019 reauthorization is co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California. The House Judiciary is hearing testimony about reauthorization and will debate the bill in upcoming weeks.

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India and Pakistan still need to resolve two important issues, former US ambassador says

Since then, India and Pakistan have fought multiple wars over the region — both countries claim the region in full but control only parts of it. Many have raised concerns over violence and human rights abuses in both India-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, as well as in Pakistan-controlled Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region. India has long accused Pakistan of supporting those groups. “Until the Pakistanis are credible in cracking down on these groups, they’re going to have a problem. Because i


Since then, India and Pakistan have fought multiple wars over the region — both countries claim the region in full but control only parts of it. Many have raised concerns over violence and human rights abuses in both India-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, as well as in Pakistan-controlled Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region. India has long accused Pakistan of supporting those groups. “Until the Pakistanis are credible in cracking down on these groups, they’re going to have a problem. Because i
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India and Pakistan still need to resolve two important issues, former US ambassador says

Jammu and Kashmir was a former princely state where a large number of people were killed and others were driven away by the violence during the partition. Since then, India and Pakistan have fought multiple wars over the region — both countries claim the region in full but control only parts of it. Many have raised concerns over violence and human rights abuses in both India-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, as well as in Pakistan-controlled Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Speaking about India-controlled Kashmir, Munter said: “You have a mainly Muslim population and you have many hundreds of thousands of Indian troops keeping order. That’s really not a sustainable or good situation.”

“It’s not something that Indians want other people to interfere with but until that gets solved, there’s going to be a problem in Kashmir,” he added.

In a recent op-ed piece with Indian newspaper Business Standard, former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran said that after the Feb. 14 terror attack, India must examine why so many locals get recruited by terrorist groups operating in the area.

“There have been allegations of intelligence failure but the ability to stop terrorist incidents and apprehending terrorists is most effective if the local populace is ready to provide intelligence that is relatively specific,” Saran wrote. “This is possible only if there is a high level of trust and confidence between the populace and the security forces.”

Pakistan’s problem, according to Munter, is that no one believes they’ve cracked down on the groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba — which carried out one of the worst terrorist attacks in India’s history — or the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which operate in that region. India has long accused Pakistan of supporting those groups.

“Until the Pakistanis are credible in cracking down on these groups, they’re going to have a problem. Because it’s not every day that America and Iran, for example, stand shoulder-to-shoulder, criticizing the Pakistanis for not cracking down on terrorist groups,” the former envoy said.


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Nigeria’s elections may be choice between ‘bad and worse’

Early Saturday, Nigeria’s electoral body announced that nationwide elections that were scheduled for Saturday would instead be delayed until February 23. Between 2006 and 2009, a wave of sabotage disrupted global supplies, which deepened Nigeria’s worst recession in nearly 30 years in 2016. Yet depending on how Nigerians cast their ballots, analysts say the presidential and parliamentary elections could produce very different outcomes for the energy sector. Buhari currently leads in the polls, b


Early Saturday, Nigeria’s electoral body announced that nationwide elections that were scheduled for Saturday would instead be delayed until February 23. Between 2006 and 2009, a wave of sabotage disrupted global supplies, which deepened Nigeria’s worst recession in nearly 30 years in 2016. Yet depending on how Nigerians cast their ballots, analysts say the presidential and parliamentary elections could produce very different outcomes for the energy sector. Buhari currently leads in the polls, b
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Nigeria's elections may be choice between 'bad and worse'

As Nigerians prepare to pick a president and Parliament members, the oil market is bracing for the insecurity and violence that have historically marred elections in Africa’s largest crude producer.

Early Saturday, Nigeria’s electoral body announced that nationwide elections that were scheduled for Saturday would instead be delayed until February 23. Regardless, the election will take place under the shadow of violence: Only days ago, militants issued a new threat to “cripple” the economy with devastating attacks on the nation’s oil infrastructure. Between 2006 and 2009, a wave of sabotage disrupted global supplies, which deepened Nigeria’s worst recession in nearly 30 years in 2016.

Next Saturday’s contest could also determine the fate of reforms to the nation’s lifeblood oil industry. Legislation to overhaul the sector — in development almost since democracy took hold two decades ago — aims to address problems that have fostered the nation’s notorious corruption, and kept many Nigerians trapped in a cycle of poverty despite their nation’s fantastic oil wealth.

Nigeria is home to Africa’s highest population and the continent’s largest economy. But with an estimated 91 million people living on less than $2 a day, Nigeria has overtaken India as the nation with the most people living in extreme poverty.

It makes the country a textbook case of resource curse, an economic phenomenon in which countries blessed with fossil fuel and mineral reserves often fare worse than resource poor nations.

To be sure, no one expects a single election to turn the tide for the nation. Oil production peaked in 2005, and the energy sector continues to be undermined by militant violence, widespread theft and regulatory uncertainty. Meanwhile, other West African nations like Ghana and Mauritania have become more attractive to international oil and gas companies.

“Regardless of who wins, I think you are going to still see a lot of the drivers of insecurity,” said Imad Mesdoua, a Nigeria-born senior consultant at Control Risks. “The reasons for that are structural. There are underlying issues like lack of infrastructure and bad governance at the state level, uneven distribution of resources.”

Yet depending on how Nigerians cast their ballots, analysts say the presidential and parliamentary elections could produce very different outcomes for the energy sector.

The presidential ballot pits incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, who represents the All Progressives Congress, against former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party. Buhari currently leads in the polls, but the race remains close, and violence at voting booths makes Nigeria’s elections difficult to forecast.

Analysts say Buhari’s reputation as an anti-corruption crusader is bolstering him in polls, particularly with Nigeria’s vast rural poor. However, the president has struggled to deliver on the three pillars of his 2015 campaign: Fighting graft, delivering security and creating a more inclusive economy.

Meanwhile, Atiku primarily appeals to voters discouraged by Buhari’s handling of the economy, which has seen unemployment more than double. Yet while Atiku primarily identifies as a businessman — he has been involved in oil services firms, property development, farming and education — he has also been tainted by accusations of corruption.


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Nancy Pelosi warns GOP that a Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Republicans on Thursday that a future Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency. She said the shooting was “another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America.” Sen. Kamala Harris, who is running for president, echoed her fellow Californian’s remarks in a post on Twitter, but stopped short of saying she would as president declare a national emergency. Instead, we should address the actual emergencies facing our country —


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Republicans on Thursday that a future Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency. She said the shooting was “another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America.” Sen. Kamala Harris, who is running for president, echoed her fellow Californian’s remarks in a post on Twitter, but stopped short of saying she would as president declare a national emergency. Instead, we should address the actual emergencies facing our country —
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Nancy Pelosi warns GOP that a Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Republicans on Thursday that a future Democratic president could declare gun violence a national emergency.

Her comments to reporters came shortly after the White House said that the president would declare a national emergency in order to “build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.”

Pelosi said she was not advocating for Democrats to declare a national emergency, but that the president was establishing a precedent that should, at least, make Republicans nervous.

“If the president can declare an emergency on something he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think about what a president with different values can present to the American people,” Pelosi said.

“You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today,” Pelosi said, referring to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that left seventeen dead last year.

She said the shooting was “another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America.”

“That’s a national emergency. Why don’t you declare that a emergency Mr. President? I wish you would,” she said. “But a Democratic president can do that. A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.”

Sen. Kamala Harris, who is running for president, echoed her fellow Californian’s remarks in a post on Twitter, but stopped short of saying she would as president declare a national emergency.

“Declaring a national emergency over this President’s vanity project is ridiculous,” Harris he wrote. “We don’t need a wall. Instead, we should address the actual emergencies facing our country — everything from gun violence to the opioid crisis.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another 2020 contender, wrote on Twitter that gun violence, climate change, and the country’s opioid epidemic were all emergencies.

“Donald Trump’s ridiculous wall is not an emergency,” the Massachusetts Democrat wrote.

A national emergency declaration makes available powers to the executive that are otherwise impermissible, such as the re-allocation of certain funds that have been appropriated by Congress, though scholars continue to dispute the legality of emergency powers.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders downplayed the possible ramifications of Trump’s expected national emergency declaration.

“Let’s hope we don’t have additional national security and humanitarian crises,” she said.

— CNBC’s Eamon Javers contributed to this report.


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Yellow vests, blue vests and red scarves — Here’s why the French are protesting

Local demonstrations over fuel quickly morphed into a wider, national movement and the grievances also took on an anti-establishment, and particularly anti-Macron, character. In the second week of protests on November 24, demonstrators from around the country descended on the capital Paris. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police on the Champs-Elysees, leading to a number of arrests, and tear gas and water cannons were used on protesters. The French government initially responded by a


Local demonstrations over fuel quickly morphed into a wider, national movement and the grievances also took on an anti-establishment, and particularly anti-Macron, character. In the second week of protests on November 24, demonstrators from around the country descended on the capital Paris. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police on the Champs-Elysees, leading to a number of arrests, and tear gas and water cannons were used on protesters. The French government initially responded by a
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Yellow vests, blue vests and red scarves — Here's why the French are protesting

Local demonstrations over fuel quickly morphed into a wider, national movement and the grievances also took on an anti-establishment, and particularly anti-Macron, character.

In the second week of protests on November 24, demonstrators from around the country descended on the capital Paris. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police on the Champs-Elysees, leading to a number of arrests, and tear gas and water cannons were used on protesters. Similar scenes were witnessed a week later.

The French government initially responded by announcing (on December 4) that it was delaying the planned fuel tax. Just one day later, however, the government said that it was scrapping the tax rises altogether. But protesters were not placated and the unrest continued.

In fact, the protests became more violent and culminated on December 8 with scenes of street violence and damage to buildings, monuments and shops in Paris. Cars were trashed and set on fire, as were barricaded with wooden pallets. The Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum were forced to close.

Armored vehicles and tens of thousands of riot police were deployed to the streets of Paris and across France for the protests, often resorting to deploying water cannons and tear gas. In total, France deployed 89,000 police and gendarmes (part of the armed forces) for December 8.

That day over 1,700 people were arrested across France (at least 920 of the arrests were in Paris) and 179 people were injured. After the events of December 8, Jacline Mouraud, credited with starting the Yellow Vest movement, denounced the violence and said the revolt had become like a “dog without a leash” and taken over by extremists.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-02-01  Authors: holly ellyatt, nurphoto, getty images, jean-francois monier, afp, guy smallman, getty images news, sopa images, lightrocket, barcroft media
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