Anti-government protesters hit the streets in France again on Saturday in a key test of President Emmanuel Macron's authority.
The French police investigation body has opened an enquiry into whether officers were stealing PSG jerseys after a viral video shows them stashing red and white t-shirts into a bag next to the club's store in the Champs Elysees.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons as the yellw vest protests
turned violent again after weeks of relative calm and declining numbers of participants.
Less than 30 000 people across the country turned out for the seventeenth weekend of protests
The interior ministry said it had counted 39,300 protesters nationwide compared to 46,600 people last week.
The Interior Ministry reported that around 5,600 people were protesting across the country at 2pm on Saturday - at the same time last week it was almost double that number.
For the movement's "Act XV", the Gilets Jaunes organised marches in Paris and other cities as well as a picnic at the Chambord castle and a protest at the UN.
Thunberg has become a celebrity by skipping lessons every Friday to protest over global warming outside the Swedish parliament.
Leader claims French and Italian people have common cause
As the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) movement entered its 13th week of action, protesters clashed with police in Paris.
"Gilet jaune” (yellow vest) protesters took to the streets on Saturday for another weekend of anti-government action, as they paid homage to those injured by police in previous demonstrations.
Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Nantes on Saturday (January 26) smashing street billboards in the 11th weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.
Numbers down from December peak
Marchers promise numbers will be up again once the Christmas holiday period is over.
Numbers are down along with incidents of violence & destruction but there's shock at the arrest of one of the Yellow Vest leaders in Paris.