French police fire teargas at ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in Paris


Police fired teargas and used water cannon to disperse protesters in Paris who are angry over rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of ‘yellow vest’ protests that have caused disruption across France. Several hundred protesters had converged on the Champs Élysées where they faced police sent to prevent them from reaching the nearby presidential Élysée Palace. They are opposed to taxes Macron introduced last year on diesel and petrol which are designed to encourage people to shift to more environmentally friendly transport.