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France fuel protests: Tear gas fired in clashes in Paris

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Police and protesters have clashed in Paris during a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations sparked by rising fuel prices, BBC reported.

Police fired tear gas while several officers had yellow paint thrown at them. At least 39 people were arrested.

Thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest at fuel costs and the high cost of living.

President Macron struck a conciliatory tone earlier in the week but said he would not abandon his fuel tax.

He said it was a key part of France’s future energy strategy to combat global warming, but added that he was open to ideas about how the tax could be applied.

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