Fuel protest fans flames in Paris

Sunday Express - - HISTORIC MOMENT IN BATTLE FOR BREXIT -

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.

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