Fuel Protests in Paris Turn Violent in Police Clashes

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(From UPI)

After they were hit by projectiles, Paris police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against protesters in the second weekend of protests against fuel prices. . . .

The protests originally against diesel prices surging 16 percent this year to an average of $1.69 has expanded as demonstrators say the government is out of touch with ordinary citizens as it extends environmental policies.

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