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130 Demonstrators Injured In France After Violent Protests Against High Cost Of Living

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130 Demonstrators Injured In France After Violent Protests Against High Cost Of Living

A hundred and thirty “yellow vest” demonstrators were injured in Paris on Sunday in the latest round of violent protests against rising gas taxes, and the high cost of living.  More than four hundred of the 5000 demonstrators were also arrested.

Rioters tore apart parts of the city, torching cars, smashing windows, looting stores and tagging the Arc De Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. Police fired tear gas and water cannons as some demonstrators launched projectiles over police lines.

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Officials said those hurt when the demonstrations turned violent included 23 police officers.

At one point, a group of protesters encircled the tomb of the unknown soldier located under the Arc De Triomphe and sang the french national anthem before being dispersed by police.

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Officials were cleaning the streets Sunday and removing graffiti from the arc.

The demonstrations kicked off in mid-November and, for more than two weeks, motorists have blocked highways across the country by setting up barricades and deploying convoys of slow-moving trucks.

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The “yellow jacket” activists want president Emmanuel Macron to call off the tax increases. Some have called on him to resign.

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UPDATES: Dutch Police Arrest Suspect In Deadly Tram Shooting

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Dutch Police Arrest Suspect In Deadly Tram Shooting

Dutch police have arrested The suspect in the deadly tram shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, officials say.

Motive for the shooting remains unclear; police have said they were investigating a “possible terrorist motive” for the attack, but reports have also emerged that the shooting might have its roots in a family dispute.

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The shooting incident occurred in the Dutch city of Utrecht where a gunman opened fire on a tram in the central part of the city on Monday killing at least three persons and wounding nine.

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Utrecht police have released a photo of the suspect. He is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish national.

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

A shooting incident has occurred just a few hours ago in the Dutch city of Utrecht where a gunman opened fire on a tram in the central part of the city on Monday killing at least three persons and wounding nine.

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The terror threat level around the city has been raised to maximum. They say the incident is being considered a possible terrorist incident.

Utrecht police have released a photo of the suspect.  He is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish national.

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Police say there is the possibility there could be more than one shooter involved in the attack.

In neighboring Germany, police were carrying out checks on trains from the Netherlands and manning highways as well as mirror border crossings.

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Utrecht Shooting: Three Die In Tram Attack, Police Hunt For Turkish Man

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Utrecht Shooting: Three Die In Tram Attack, Police Hunt For Turkish Man

Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, three of them fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

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Dutch authorities raised the terrorism threat to its highest level in Utrecht province, schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure and also at mosques.

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