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Uma Thurman posts photo with yellow vest protesters in Paris



Uma Thurman shared a photo of herself in France, surrounded by yellow vest protesters amid riots.

The 48-year-old actress took to Instagram to post an image near Saint-Augustin Church in Paris.

“Paris, today. Smoke bombs and riot police coming in,” she wrote.

She added in a comment: “99 percent of protesters were peaceful.”

Thurman’s post was met with concern from followers and celebrities. “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing, known for progressive posts on social media, asked if she was OK, while “Younger” actress Debi Mazar said, “be careful.”

Other followers speculated on whether or not Thurman’s post meant that she was siding with the yellow vest protesters, or just documenting her experience.

A representative for Thurman didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

Riots in Paris broke out in late November, in response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of environmental policies that would raise fuel prices. Thousands of protesters have clashed with the police in the subsequent weeks and were met with tear gas and water cannons after lighting fires and erecting blockades.

Read more:More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfolded

The French protesters, who call themselves “Des Gilets Jaunes” (which translates to “Yellow Vests”) have used violent tactics to voice their opposition to Macron, from burning cars and smashing windows in store-fronts to defacing national symbols.

The demonstrations, which have become more violent, have resulted in more than 100 people being injured and 1,385 people being arrested by police.

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