Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend.
Police in Amiens, hometown of President Emmanuel Macron, fired teargas at about 1,200 demonstrators after a group pelted stones at police, attacked local bank branches and set fire to rubbish cans, the local police chief’s office said.
Police detained 27 people in the city.
Around the country only 12,500 demonstrators took to the streets during the latest day of protests, the lowest turnout since the movement started, the French interior ministry said. At the peak in November more than 300,000 were taking part nationally.
Elsewhere, a yellow vest protest march is turning violent in Brussels with demonstrators pelting buildings and police using pepper spray in confrontations.
Belgium is holding a general election on Sunday, and there are also elections across the European Union for the European Parliament. The EU headquarters is located close to where the scuffles occurred.