Violent democracy: France suspends planned fuel tax

France suspends planned fuel tax increase after violent protests

France’s prime minister said Tuesday the government was suspending the fuel tax increase for six months following nationwide protests in recent weeks. Add France as an interest to stay up to date on the latest France news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

This announcement comes a few days after violent protesters clashed with French police over the weekend in Paris. Rioters threw projectiles toward French security forces, burned dozens of cars, set up barricades and broke store windows — some of the most violent riots France has seen in recent years.

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