1 dead, dozens injured as over 200 thousand protest rising fuel prices across France (VIDEO)

Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Paul Martin

RT.com
17 Nov, 2018

At least one person has died and more than 100 others have been injured as around 244,000 people protested against soaring fuel prices throughout France. Police used tear gas to stop demonstrators on the Champs-Elysees.

Starting from the early hours of Saturday, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities to express their discontent with the policies of President Emmanuel Macron and the French government’s recent decision to raise fuel prices through additional taxes. Protesters blocked roads across France, disrupting traffic in many areas as well as blocking access to gas stations.

Most of them are wearing yellow vests – the symbol of a popular movement and umbrella organization behind the protests.

Police also cordoned off some roads to prevent more protesters from joining the blockades in Paris and elsewhere, RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij said. People, however, kept coming. “Gasoline prices never stop rising. It’s the straw that broke the camel’s back. Macron and his buddies just let… things go from bad to worse,” one protester told RT.

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