One dead, 47 injured after protests over fuel prices hit France

Paris: One person was killed in the southeastern French Isere department while 47 others were injured during protests against fuel price hikes in the country.

The French radio station ‘France’ said that three people were seriously injured.
During the protests, the agitators blocked the main transport highways, petrol stations and suburban supermarkets in some places, reported Sputnik.

The protestors also blocked the way to Charles de Gaulle airport and shut down the main highways of the capital city. The mass staged a demonstration near the Elysee Palace.

According to CNN, France’s oil industry federation said that Paris saw a diesel price surge of 16 percent this year, rising from an average of Euro 1.24 per liter to Euro 1.48, and even hitting Euro 1.53 in October.