1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest “yellow vest” protests, which left 135 people injured and caused widespread damage.
It followed a nationwide security crackdown with some 89,000 police officers on the streets, including 8,000 in Paris alone, aimed at preventing a repeat of the previous weekend’s rioting.
Parts of Paris were placed in lockdown, with tourist attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre closed and shops along the Champs-Elysees boarded up.
Despite the security, clampdown clashes broke out in several cities across the country, including Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon and Toulouse, during the fourth weekend of protests against rising living costs and the embattled French President Emmanuel Macron.
Police, backed up by armoured vehicles, responded with tear gas and water cannon. Baton-wielding snatch squads were also in operation.
Key issues have earlier reported that one dead in France fuel protest.
Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire told France Inter radio the damage was more widespread that the previous week.