Fuel protest fans flames in Paris
A PROTESTER gestures in front of a huge ball of fire and smoke yesterday as 8,000 people demonstrated in Paris over a hike in fuel taxes, writes Tony Whitfield.
It was the second weekend of clashes in the French capital as police used tear gas and water cannons to stop them from reaching President Emmanuel Macron’s Elysee Palace nearby.
Protesters dug up cobble stones and built barricades as they sang the national anthem and waved French flags while others carried signs with slogans saying “Macron, thief”. Another 106,000 demonstrated across France.
Last Saturday 300,000 people blockaded roads across the country which left two dead and 606 injured.