France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame

By Robert Gearty | Fox News |

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a Yellow Vest demonstration in Paris, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP)

Yellow Vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday — newly enraged at the more than billion dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause.

Black-hooded demonstrators set fire to trash cans, scooters and a car and pelted police with rocks to draw attention anew to their 23rd weekend of protest.

Many protesters are frustrated that the international effort to help Notre Dame has drawn more attention than their five-month-old Yellow Vest movement against wealth inequality, The Associated Press reported.

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