In Paris, police were forced to fire tear gas at “yellow vest” demonstrators.
It need be mentioned that Paris is witnessing round seven of the popular protests.
It was said that several hundred people wearing the symbolic hi-visibility vests had gathered near the offices of France Televisions and the BFM TV channel in the centre of the capital shouting “Fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.
Tear gas was also fired in Nantes, western France, and protests were expected in Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
In the southern city of Marseille, police said 900 protesters turned out, amid cries of “Macron out”. The official turnout numbers have plunged with the passing weeks.
The government recorded 38,600 demonstrators on December 22 compared to 282,000 for the first major demonstrations on November 17.
The movement has increasingly targeted Macron and 40 “yellow vests” on Thursday tried to storm the medieval fort of Bregancon that serves as his official summer retreat on the Mediterranean before being turned back by police.