French police fired tear gas and water cannons in Paris

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A huge crowd called for President Emmanuel Macron to resign. Thousands of police were deployed already nationwide to contain the demonstrations. More than 95 police have been hurt in a variety of disturbance. There have been people wounded, even serious. Some  were arrested for “throwing projectiles,” Paris Police said. Demonstrators, are called the yellow jackets. Neon security vests have become a sort of uniform for the movement against higher fuel costs. But the movement has no clear leader and has attracted a motley group of people with varying demands.

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Demonstrators faced metal barriers. Police  to stopped them from getting to buildings such as the prime minister’s official residence. Macron has insisted that the fuel tax rises are a necessary pain to reduce France’s dependence on fossil fuels and fund renewable energy investments. Demonstrators accuse him of indifference to the struggles of ordinary French.

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