France: Fuel rise protests continue across country
French police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse protests against a hike in fuel prices that turned violent in Paris.
Restaurants, cafes, and shops around Champs-Elysées Street were shut down. Roads were closed for traffic in the surrounding areas and the metro service was stopped.
Macron has been criticized for his pro-rich reforms which have made the lives of the lower- and middle-income group difficult.
According to a survey conducted in the country, 84 percent of French people support the yellow vests, mostly from the middle-income group.
So far, at least two people have been killed and over 780 people injured, 794 detained, and nine sentenced during over a week of demonstrations.
In France, fuel prices have increased by more than 20 percent in the last year.