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France Protests: 412 arrested and 3 dead in Paris

A few days ago protests began in Paris, France after the government increased the tax on Petroleum.
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Vehicles in the streets of Paris were torched and some 400 arrests were made. AFP/GETTY IMAGE

It is reported that more than 100 people were injured including 23 security personnel and three-person were killed police said. Police arrested 412 protestors.

French President Emmanuel Macro held an emergency meeting following the riots to tackle anti-government protestors.
Macron inspected some damage while he visited the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, which was scaled by demonstrators on Saturday.

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Mr Macron assesses damage caused during the "gilets jaunes" protests near the Champs-Elysées @AFP


French interior minister says about 136,00 people took part in the protest all around the which showed the support of movement known as Gilets Jaune( Yello Vests ).

Macron said:
I will never accept violence, No cause justifies that authorities are attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers-by or journalists are threatened or that the Arc du Triomphe is defiled

The price of diesel, the most commonly used fuel in French cars, has risen by around 23% over the past 12 months to an average of €1.51 (£1.32; $1.71) per litre, its highest point since the early 2000s.

World oil prices did rise before falling back again but the Macron government raised its hydrocarbon tax this year by 7.6 cents per litre on diesel and 3.9 cents on petrol, as part of a campaign for cleaner cars and fuel.

The decision to impose a further increase of 6.5 cents on diesel and 2.9 cents on petrol on 1 January 2019 was seen as the final straw.

President Macron asked PM Eduard Philippe to meet and solve the issue with protestors.

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