MACRON SCRAPS FUEL TAX AS PROTESTS CONTINUE
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.