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French protests
December 5, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided against increasing the fuel tax, following several violent protests across the country.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told lawmakers "the tax is now abandoned" in the 2019 budget. Protests against the tax started in November, with violent rioting in Paris last Saturday. Four people have died in the protests, and before Macron scrapped the tax, one of the movement's leaders warned "there will be chaos" if a protest planned for Saturday went ahead. Catherine Garcia

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