Demonstrations in France, which broke out six months ago, did not subside despite the fact that the reason for the rise in the prices of groceries was gone.
Violent clashes broke out between protesters and members of the French police, who tried to disperse them with tear gas and sound bombs to intimidate them. Police arrested about 130 people for rioting.
Police, who used tear gas and sound bombs, said they had to push the demonstrators to the Republican Square, where demonstrations are currently allowed.
Police repeatedly harassed protesters using grenades to disperse rallies along a major avenue in the center of the capital between Bastille and Republique, where the demonstration, attended by thousands of people, has been quietly going on since it started around noon.
A few days before the French president announced the planned reforms in the light of the government's big debate across the country, Paris police until noon had arrested 126 people and more than 11,000 pre-emptive checks, according to the police station.