One dead in French protests over fuel prices

Hundreds of thousands of people protest against high fuel prices in mass demonstrations that turned violent

One dead in French protests over fuel prices

One protestor was killed and more than 100 others injured during nation-wide demonstrations over rising fuel prices in France

The death occurred in the south-eastern Savoy region when a female driver panicked when surrounded by protesters and accidentally struck a woman. 

Police used tear gas to disperse protestors dubbed the “yellow vests” in Porte Maillot neighborhood, Bastille Square and Champs- Elysees Street in Paris. 

Over 1,000 protestors also gathered in front of Elysee Palace calling for President Emmanuel Macron to resign. 

Some 244,000 people took part in around 2,000 demonstrations across the country, according to the interior ministry. 

The ministry said 106 people were also injured, while 38 others were arrested.

Demonstrations over the government’s reform policies have recently increased in the country. 

Millions of people had also taken part in the nation-wide demonstrations in May and June.

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