TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A French yellow vest protester lost a hand after violent clashes with police broke out for the 13th week in Paris.

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The cause of the injury has not been confirmed but eyewitness claim he picked up a tear gas grenade that exploded in his hand.

Police say he is being treated in hospital, euronews reported.

Clashes erupted on the Champs-Elysees between protesters and law enforcement with the latter reportedly using batons and pepper spray.

The protests – which were originally against the rise in diesel costs – have turned into a general discontent against French President Emmanuel Macron and high living costs.

Various events were also planned in other cities, including Montpellier, Lille, Nantes, Rennes, Brest, Caen and Lorient.