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Eric Drouet

Leader of France’s ‘yellow vests’ arrested

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations was detained by police in Paris late on Wednesday for organising an unauthorised protest, signalling a harder line by the authorities against the movement. Eric Drouet — who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon at a previous protest — was held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, which has been the scene of violent clashes over the last month. "It's called respecting the rule of law," Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday as he…