French protesters mad at fuel taxes clash with police
French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and to vent anger against rising fuel taxes.
Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth day of deadly demonstrations that started as protests against tax but morphed into a rebuke of President Emmanuel Macron and the perceived elitism of the ruling class. Two people have died since Nov. 17 in protest-related incidents.
At least 20 people, including four police officers, were injured in the day of unrest in Paris. when their helicopter crashed.
The two Afghan soldiers died and two others injured Saturday when their helicopter made an “emergency landing.”
The Taliban claim to have shot the helicopter down.