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Protests against rising fuel prices in France - dozens of wounded and detained

About 2 000 protest rallies are being held in the country
20:43, 17 November 2018

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47 people were injured during protests against rising fuel prices in France. This is reported by France Info with reference to the Ministry of the Interior of the country.

Earlier it was noted that during the rally one protester was killed, a woman was hit by a car.

In addition, about 24 detainees reported, 17 of which were taken into custody by the security forces. On the Champs Elysees in Paris, police used tear gas against the protesters.

Part of the demonstrators gathered near the residence of the French President Emmanuel Macron, demanding his resignation.

In total, more than 2,000 rallies of various sizes are being held in the country, in which up to 125 thousand people take part.

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She also noted that the goal is not making war and transforming the space into a space of war, but to make France capable of protecting itself.

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