France: Parisians protest petrol prices with Bastille blockade

Protesters and police faced off in Paris on Saturday, as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the recent spike in petrol and diesel prices. Footage shows protesters and cars blocking the streets of Elysee Palace and Bastille Square. French President Emmanuel Macron's government raised the hydrocarbon tax in an effort to transition France from petroleum products to... Еще clean energy sources, which has resulted in higher prices and sparked a nationwide call for protests and road blocks. Rallies and roadblocks took place across the country on Saturday in protest over the price hikes, and one woman has reportedly died after a driver surrounded by protesters panicked and hit the gas.

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