Mass Arrests Reported as Paris Gripped by Demonstrations

Demonstrations gripped Paris after the French government narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Monday, March 20, sparked by last week’s decision to push through contentious pension reforms without a parliamentary vote.

Footage by Ali Letaissa shows a smashed ATM and police responding to a crowd in central Paris.

Citing police, Le Monde reported at least 171 people were arrested on Monday and early Tuesday.

Demonstrations have been planned in Paris for most of this week. Credit: Ali Letaissa via Storyful