TEHRAN (Press Shia) – French police fired tear gas at masked demonstrators in Lyon, Nantes and Paris, as protesters marked the 26th straight weekend of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reform agenda on Saturday.

– World news –

Police estimated 18,600 people took to the streets around France, including 1,200 in the capital,

In a bid to widen the protests, demonstrations were organized in the regional cities of Lyon, Nantes and Toulouse.

In Nantes, black-hooded demonstrators on the fringes of a largely peaceful protest hurled bottles and smashed shop windows, while in Lyon tear gas swirled as police tried to funnel protesters away from the central Place Bellecour.

This is the second protest of the week, after Teachers took to the streets on May 9 declaring that the ‘Loi Blanquer’ law fails to resolve the issue of resources and longstanding issues around teach training and helps the private sector.