TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Jerome Rodrigues, a notable figure among the Yellow Vest protesters, suffered a serious eye injury during protests in Paris.

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According to Sputnik, the Yellow Vests movement leader sustained an eye injury in clashes at the Place de la Bastille in Paris as a result of which he would lose his eye, he said on his Facebook page on Saturday.

The moment when he was struck by a projectile was caught on video.

French police, in turn, announced that it has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the victim's injury.

According to the journalist, French police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters.

Thousands of “yellow vest” demonstrators marched in Paris and other French cities on Saturday in protests that brought sporadic clashes with police and suggested that President Emmanuel Macron has yet to defuse public discontent.