Trade unions called for a strike for an indefinite period that could bring the country to a standstill.
Protesters near Lyon tell Euronews not just of their anger but also the friendly atmosphere in which Gilets Jaunes have grown to know each other.
Rubbish bins and cars were set on fire as 'yellow vest' ('gilets jaunes') protesters hit the streets again to mark the movement's one-year anniversary.
Did you forget about France's fluorescently-clad protesters? Well, on Saturday, they were back to show their frustrations haven't gone away.
'Black bloc' and 'gilet jaunes' protesters fought running battles with police.
The "gilets jaunes" or "yellow vests" protesters clashed with French police in Nantes on Saturday. The movement brought some French towns to a standstill earlier this year.
During Sunday's Bastille Day parade in Paris, dozens of yellow vests activists, with yellow balloons and a lot of noise, tried to mix with the audience. Police intervened to keep them away from the parade.
French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from the Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday (July 14), a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had presided over the Bastille Day military parade.
Hundreds of protesters occupied the Pantheon monument in Paris on Friday to denounce the conditions illegal immigrants allegedly face in France.
A Gilets Jaunes protest was taken over by black-hooded demonstrators and turned violent in Brussels, forcing authorities to detain 350 people.
Yellow vest protesters took to the streets of Paris for the 27th Saturday in a row but turnout numbers are declining.
French police fired tear gas at masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday as heavy rain kept the number of yellow vest demonstrators down in Paris.
France's "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations recorded their lowest turnout yet on Saturday, days after a wider May Day rally was marked by violent clashes in Paris.
Who are the Black Blocs and what are their ties -- if any -- with the yellow vests movement? Euronews explains.
Paris' prosecutor has begun a probe after May Day protesters allegedly entered a famed Paris hospital and tried to force the door to its intensive care unit.
The violence in Paris may have grabbed the May Day headlines, but many demonstrations were going off peacefully elsewhere.
May Day protests in Paris have erupted into violence as police met demonstrators with tear gas.
French police said it had made 165 arrests by early afternoon and had conducted more than 9,000 searches.
Thousands of people protested across France to honour workers' May Day, but Paris saw violence erupt as hard-core protesters clashed with riot police
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Shops and businesses in the French capital are bracing themselves ahead of May Day demonstrations, with 7,000 police on duty amid fears of violence
Anti-government protesters hit the streets in France again on Saturday in a key test of President Emmanuel Macron's authority.
Emmanuel Macron promises €5bn in tax cuts in response to government protests. The French president also promised higher pensions for the poorest and civil service reforms. He has finally delivered his plan for appeasing the yellow vest protesters in a marathon speech lasting 2.5 hours.
Emmanuel Macron promised to give tax cuts for the middle class but said the French should also work more in first news conference on Thursday.
Unions and NGOs working for the protection of journalists warn that an increasing number of journalists are being arrested and having their work equipment confiscated during gilets jaunes protests.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday that "the rioters have visibly not been moved by what happened at Notre-Dame."
Emotions were intense at this year's Way of the Cross ceremony as religious rituals took place on Good Friday in the area around Notre-Dame cathedral