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Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image

January 6, 2019
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Women donning red bonnets , that symbolizes the French Revolution and wearing yellow vests march during a protest in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Several hundred women wearing yellow vests march during a rally in Paris to give a different image to the movement. (AP Photo//Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred women wearing yellow vests have marched through Paris in a bid to restore a peaceful image to the grassroots protest movement, a day after demonstrations veered once more into violence.

Some women carried yellow balloons during Saturday’s march from the Place de la Bastille to the Opera Garnier. At one point, they fell to their knees in a minute of silence for the 10 people killed and many others injured since the movement began in mid-November.

Women also marched in other cities around France.

The movement is losing wind with repeated violence at weekly demonstrations.

Some women tried to rebrand the movement as peaceful through signs reading “I am your daughter” or “I am your Grandma.”

Protesters wear fluorescent yellow safety vests required in French cars.

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