WORLD Macron condemns violence at French protests


Macron condemns violence at French protests


07:46, November 25, 2018


Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, use a construction barrier to repel a police water canon, during clashes on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest against the rising of the fuel taxes, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo: AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned violence by protesters at demonstrations against rising fuel taxes and his government.

Macron said in a strongly worded tweet: “Shame on those who attacked (police). Shame on those who were violent against other citizens ... No place for this violence in the Republic.”

At least 20 people were hurt in the protests, including one with more serious injuries. Dozens of people have been arrested.

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