Hundreds of black-clad protesters clashed with police at a demonstration against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters started fireworks, erecting barricades and throwing stones on police lines.
The majority of the thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully, but small groups of masked demonstrators in broken black shop windows set fire to two cars, a motorcycle and a cafe. The fires were quickly put out.
Police fired tear gas and drugged grenades to disperse the crowd. In the early evening, a water cannon sprayed remaining groups of protesters on Place de la Bastille.
The Home Office stated 46. To have counted 000 demonstrators in Paris. Police said they arrested nine people.
The UK is expected to approve the Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week. Delivery is expected to begin within a few hours of approval, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The first vaccinations with the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could start on April 7. December, the FT said, citing unnamed sources.
Earlier in the day, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Nadhim Zahawi, currently junior economics minister, as minister responsible for the use of Covid-19 vaccines.
The United Nations urged restraint on Saturday after tensions increased in the Middle East with the assassination of a leading Iranian nuclear scientist.
« We call for restraint and the need to avoid measures that could escalate tensions in the region, » said a UN spokesman. « We condemn any murder or extrajudicial homicide. «
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the northern region of Tigray were completed shortly after he announced that federal forces had taken full control of the regional capital, Mekelle.
« I am pleased to announce that we have completed and suspended military operations in the Tigray region, » he said in a tweet.
Less than an hour earlier, he said in a statement: “The federal government now has full control over the city of Mekelle. « .
Pope Francis installed 13 new cardinals on Saturday, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, expanding the pope’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.
The cardinals were installed in a ceremony known as the consistory, which has fallen significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Instead of the usual thousands, only 10 guests per cardinal were allowed into St. Peter’s Basilica as the Pope gave the men their ring and traditional red hat known as Biretta.
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