#1 French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police by Cincinnatus 24.11.2018 17:36

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PARIS (AP) — 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 staged road blockades 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 France's ruling class. Two people have been killed since Nov. 17 in protest-related tragedies.

Tense clashes on the Champs-Elysees on Saturday saw police face off with demonstrators who burned plywood, wielded placards reading "Death to Taxes" and upturned a large vehicle.

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Macron has so far held strong and insisted the fuel tax rises are a necessary pain to reduce France's dependence on fossil fuels and fund renewable energy investments — a cornerstone of his reforms of the nation. He will defend fresh plans to make the "energy transition" easier next week.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fre...ocid=spartanntp

Due to these taxes, which Macron wants to raise, a gallon of gas in France cost over $7, but it's ok as the money raised is to be used to fight climate change.

#2 RE: French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police by algernonpj 25.11.2018 12:54

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French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police
By THOMAS ADAMSON
yesterday



“It’s going to trigger a civil war and me, like most other citizens, we’re all ready,” said Benjamin Vrignaud, a 21-year-old protester from Chartres.

“They take everything from us. They steal everything from us,” said 21-year-old Laura Cordonnier.

The famed avenue was speckled with plumes of smoke and neon — owing to the color of the vests the self-styled “yellow jacket” protesters don. French drivers are required to keep neon security vests in their vehicles.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said that 8,000 protesters flooded the Champs-Elysees at the demonstration’s peak and there were nearly 106,000 protesters and 130 arrests in total nationwide.

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https://www.apnews.com/d3033b920af449b594e66b51890b517b


Funny I don't remember moslems being arrested then they riot and burn cars in France

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