Demonstrators Shut Down Roads Across France Amid Nationwide Tax Protests

One protester was killed and dozens were injured as demonstrators blocked roads across France on Saturday, November 17, to protest rising taxes on fuel, Le Monde reported.

The demonstrations were coordinated by the Yellow Vests movement, whose supporters often wear high-visibility jackets while protesting.

Le Monde, citing France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, said one protester was killed by a motorist in Pont-de-Beauvoisin in Savoie on Saturday morning. Dozens of people were reported to have been injured, including a police officer, as more than 1,000 demonstrations took place across the country, the outlet reported.

This footage shows police and demonstrators in Martigues, France. Credit: celinecceline via Storyful