Protesters angry at their President and France's high taxes returned to the streets of Paris on Saturday, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting.
Some protesters threw objects, built makeshift barricades and scuffed with police firing tear gas.
They were met with blue armored vehicles and rows of helmeted, thickly protected riot police.
After two weekends of violence in Paris that made the authorities look powerless to secure their capital, police went into overdrive to keep a lid on unrest.
The grassroots movement began as resistance against a rise in taxes for diesel and gasoline, but quickly expanded to encompass frustration at stagnant incomes, the growing cost of living and other grievances.