MACRON SCRAPS FUEL TAX AS PROTESTS CON­TINUE

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French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron has scrapped a fuel tax rise amid fears of new vi­o­lence, after weeks of na­tion­wide protests and the worst ri­ot­ing in Paris in decades. Protesters wel­comed the de­ci­sion but say it may not be enough to con­tain pub­lic anger. “I think it comes much too late,” group mem­ber Ja­cline Mouraud said. The anti-gov­ern­ment protests started last month over the fuel tax but have grown to en­com­pass a broad range of griev­ances and anger at Macron. More protests are planned Satur­day in Paris.

AP

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