Fuel protests take deadly turn in France

Posted by News Express | 17 November 2018 | 651 times

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• Thousands march in France over diesel tax

One protester has died and dozens were injured as almost a quarter of a million people took to the streets of France angry, at rising fuel prices.

The female protester who died was struck after a driver surrounded by demonstrators panicked and accelerated.

The "yellow vests", so-called after the high-visibility jackets they are required to carry in their cars, blocked motorways and roundabouts.

They accuse President Emmanuel Macron of abandoning "the little people".

Mr Macron has not so far commented on the protests, some of which have seen demonstrators call for him to resign.

But he admitted earlier in the week that he had not "really managed to reconcile the French people with their leaders".

Nonetheless, he accused his political opponents of hijacking the movement in order to block his reform programme. (BBC) 


Source: News Express

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