The French leader has defended the country's police saying there could be no freedom and justice without order.
There were no incidents involving the military troops redeployed by Macron from Operation Sentinel to relieve the police.
The decision is designed to demonstrate power while relieving France's financially strained police, according to an expert.
The renewed violence is reminiscent of December's rallies and might signal a resurgence of the Yellow Vests' movement.
In the wake of the three-month-long Yellow Vest protests, French lawmakers passed a controversial law on February 5 that would