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France: 'Yellow vests' block Paris streets over high fuel taxes02:04

France: 'Yellow vests' block Paris streets over high fuel taxes

France, Paris
November 17, 2018 at 11:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

French protesters blocked the streets around Port de Bercy in Paris on Saturday morning, in protest over rising fuel prices and diesel taxes.

The demonstrators, dubbed the 'yellow vests' after their high-visibility jackets, called for a mass blockade of highways and roads all across France.

Protesters chanted slogans denouncing the hike of fuel prices and called for French President Emmanuel Macron to resign.

According to local media, a female protester was killed in a road accident during one of the demonstrations in the eastern region of Savoie, in the town of Pont-de-Beauvoisin.

The increase of fuel taxes is part of France’s long-term ecological plan and is meant to decrease the use of fossil fuels.

France: 'Yellow vests' block Paris streets over high fuel taxes02:04
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French protesters blocked the streets around Port de Bercy in Paris on Saturday morning, in protest over rising fuel prices and diesel taxes.

The demonstrators, dubbed the 'yellow vests' after their high-visibility jackets, called for a mass blockade of highways and roads all across France.

Protesters chanted slogans denouncing the hike of fuel prices and called for French President Emmanuel Macron to resign.

According to local media, a female protester was killed in a road accident during one of the demonstrations in the eastern region of Savoie, in the town of Pont-de-Beauvoisin.

The increase of fuel taxes is part of France’s long-term ecological plan and is meant to decrease the use of fossil fuels.

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