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France Fuel Protests: One Dead, 47 Injured Amid Fierce Backlash Against Tax Rise

By George Bowden

Protesters block the Champs Elysees avenue to protest fuel taxes in Paris, France, on Saturday.

A protester has died and 47 others injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to the country’s embattled president, Emmanuel Macron.

Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as groups tried to make their way to the presidential Elysee Palace.

The tense scene descended into chaos, with numerous clashes between police and protestors, many of whom are dressed in fluorescent yellow bibs,
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