In France, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has suspended fuel tax hikes in an attempt to quell the growing tension between President Macron’s government and protesters. An 80-year-old woman reportedly died over the weekend after a tear gas canister flew into her home, hitting her in the face. More than 400 protesters were arrested across the country over the weekend. In Paris, cars and several buildings were set on fire, and windows were smashed. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons at protesters. Multiple journalists have reported being attacked by protesters since the demonstrations started, both in person and online.
France: Fuel Tax Hikes Suspended Amid Growing Unrest
HeadlineDec 04, 2018