PARIS (AP) —

Repeated scuffles broke out between French anti-government protesters and police near the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.

Security forces used tear gas and a water cannon to push back some protesters who were throwing rocks and other objects at them.

Paris police say at least 53 people were arrested before and during the protest in the French capital. They have also arrested some protesters during scuffles near the Arc de Triomphe.

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Police armored vehicles have been set up near the monument to help prevent protesters from getting to the nearby Champs-Elysees. A car ban was established on the famous avenue.

Saturday's actions came on a ninth weekend of yellow vest demonstrations to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies that protesters consider as favoring the rich.