French police have used tear gas and water cannon on the protesters to scatter them from protesting against rising fuel prices.
Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters when they came up against metal barriers of the sensitive area.
The clashes started at Champs-Elysées after protesters tried to pass a police security cordon in sensitive sites. Almost 3,000 police officers have positioned at the place where several thousand protesters expected to have gathered there.
Meanwhile, organizers of the campaign called the latest protests as “act two”. The main reason for protesting is an increase in fuel duty on diesel.
The protesters came up against metal barriers which erected to stop them to reach the prime minister’s official residence. A police-enforced perimeter has designed for the security over there. According to the authorities, the protesters have not able to enter unauthorized areas.
They were demanding for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron and some of them also destroyed paving stones and threw firecrackers on police.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed the protesters for coming into the influence of the far-right National Rally party leader, Marine Le Pen.
The diesel is commonly to fuel French cars. The government has increased its price by around 23% over the past 12 months. Though the world’s oil prices fall back after rising French government increased raised its hydrocarbon tax.
The government increased 7.6 cents per liter on diesel and 3.9 cents on petrol. There will further increase of 6.5 cents on diesel and 2.9 cents on petrol to be implemented from the start of 2019.
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