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France: Tear gas and water canons used in Saturday’s unrest

French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, pledged to restore national unity following the fourth consecutive weekend demonstrations by thousands of people who protested in France’s roads, some of which turned into violent riots.

On Saturday, the Police used teargas and water canons during the protests by yellow jackets demonstrators against the increase in fuel taxes and the high cost of living.

Some 1,000 demonstrators were arrested, however the level of violence was not as intensive as that of the previous week.

The French Prime Minister stated that peaceful discussions with demonstrators should continue.

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