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Yellow vest protester seriously wounded in Paris march

Paris (CNN)A prominent figure in France's gilets jaunes, or "yellow vest," movement was seriously wounded during a protest in Paris on Saturday. Jerome Rodrigues, a self-described pacifist, was injured in his right eye by a projectile hurled towards him, allegedly by police.In an interview with French broadcaster LCI on Sunday, Rodrigues said that he had stayed in Paris' Place de la Bastille to encourage fellow yellow vest demonstrators to leave the area as skirmishes between the Black Bloc -- another group of protesters often associated with anarchy and violent skirmishes -- and the police, escalated.Rodrigues' lawyer Philippe de Veulle told CNN affiliate BFM TV that he believes that a flash ball -- a controversial "less lethal" hand-held ...