Yellow-vest demonstrators set fires along trendy Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris

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      In recent weeks, high-profile French gilet jaunes (yellow vests) demonstrations have been taking place along the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

      But this weekend, the yellow vests decided to disrupt activities in the upscale shopping area along Boulevard Saint-Germain in the sixth arrondissement.

      It's traditionally been a centre for Parisian intellectuals and was once home to U.S. writers Ernest Hemingway and Henry Miller.

      It's also where the famous Les Deux Magots café is located—a favourite destination for tourists from far and wide.

      But according to British novelist Hari Kunzru, it didn't take long for life to return to normal.

      Of course, Paris being Paris, this only occurred after some fires were set, police rushed in, and the injured were assisted by paramedics.

      The demonstrators are trying to force the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron, whom they accuse of governing for the wealthy.