Yellow Vests

Bastille Day Battle: Antifa and Protesters Clash With Police in Paris

Chaos erupted in France as thousands of protesters flooded onto the streets of Paris to mark Bastille Day. Members of the Yellow Vest Movement (Gilets Jaunes), Antifa, and other black-bloc agitators joined the crowds, which quickly devolved into riots, with attacks being launched against the local police.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: French Police push back protestors and spray pepper spray during an Bastille Day Anti Government Protest near Place de la Bastille on July 14, 2020 in Paris, France. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many Bastille Day events have been cancelled. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)