French fuel protestors clash with police

Fuel protesters in France today blockaded oil terminals and clashed with police.

Fuel protesters in France today blockaded oil terminals and clashed with police.

Hundreds of farmers used tractors to bar the entrance to terminals in regions near Dijon in eastern France and Toulouse in the south.

Their protest built on more than two weeks of demonstrations and port disruptions by French fishermen demanding that the government guarantee an affordable fixed fuel rate.

Meanwhile fishermen in the Atlantic port town of Lorient fired flares at police after they broke up a crowd of demonstrators.

Fishermen in Portugal, Spain and Italy plan a strike tomorrow over fuel prices.

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