French police fired tear gas and arrested dozens of protesters on Saturday. The police dispersed many protests in Paris as "yellow vest" protesters were attempting to stage unauthorized rallies in central Paris.\r\n\r\nThe French capital, Paris, is now witnessing a massive police presence as it feared yellow-vest supporters would take advantage of authorized protests over climate change and pension reform to cause disruption.\r\n\r\nSome 7,500 police were mobilized at several districts and more than 30 metro stations closed.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_80018" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-large wp-image-80018" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/2019-09-21T125257Z_347018104_RC1E4556CBD0_RTRMADP_3_CLIMATE-CHANGE-FRANCE-PROTEST-1024x576.jpg" alt="" \/> People attend a protest urging authorities to take emergency measures against climate change, in Paris, France, September 21, 2019. REUTERS\/Charles Platiau[\/caption]\r\n\r\nApproximately 90 protesters were arrested in Paris, while around one hundred protesters were pushed back as they were attempting to gather on the Champs-Elysees shopping avenue.\r\n\r\nThe yellow vest protesters, named after motorists' high-visibility jackets, were holding a 45th consecutive Saturday of action and seeking to revive participation in demonstrations that have sometimes turned violent.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_80017" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-large wp-image-80017" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/2019-09-14T170926Z_514739233_RC19E7893DD0_RTRMADP_3_FRANCE-PROTESTS-YELLOW-1024x762.jpg" alt="" \/> French gendarme and police are pictured during a demonstration on Act 44 (the 44th consecutive national protest on Saturday) of the yellow vests movement in Nantes, France, September 14, 2019. REUTERS\/Stephane Mahe[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<a href="https:\/\/www.france24.com\/en\/20190921-thousands-extra-police-paris-yellow-vest-protests-france">The movement<\/a> emerged late last year, triggered by fuel tax rises and swelling into a revolt against President Emmanuel Macron's style of government.\r\n\r\nIn March, <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/yellow-vest-leader-fined-e2000-protest-banned-east-france\/">a Paris court sentenced one of the leaders<\/a> of the yellow vest protests Eric Drouet to a 2,000-euro fine, for organizing two unauthorized protests on Dec. 22 and Jan. 2.\r\n\r\n\u201cA fine of two thousand euros, of which 500 euros is suspended\u201d, Drouet\u2019s lawyer Kheops Lara told reporters.\r\n\r\nLara said he regretted the court\u2019s decision, adding that he intends to protest the sentence.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_80019" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-large wp-image-80019" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/2019-09-14T154237Z_1908964187_RC123F484130_RTRMADP_3_FRANCE-PROTESTS-YELLOW-1024x576.jpg" alt="" \/> A molotov cocktail explodes in front of a French gendarme during a demonstration on Act 44 (the 44th consecutive national protest on Saturday) of the yellow vests movement in Nantes, France, September 14, 2019. REUTERS\/Stephane Mahe[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is fine, I think, will damage the image of France and the French justice\u201d, the lawyer said.\r\n\r\nFrance's annual heritage weekend, a very popular event with many cultural sites open to the public, is also taking place.\r\n\r\nParisians and tourists were queuing to visit landmark and government buildings, including the presidential palace and Macron's office. The public could only access the Elys\u00e9e after having pre-registered and passing security checks.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_80016" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-large wp-image-80016" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/2019-09-14T162228Z_146582751_RC195775AC00_RTRMADP_3_FRANCE-PROTESTS-YELLOW-1024x576.jpg" alt="" \/> Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French gendarme during a demonstration on Act 44 (the 44th consecutive national protest on Saturday) of the yellow vests movement in Nantes, France, September 14, 2019. REUTERS\/Stephane Mahe[\/caption]\r\n\r\nSome other monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe that suffered damage during a yellow vest protest last December, will remain closed to the public so the busy police don't have to deal with it.