France protests: Despite scrapping hated fuel tax government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing.

The government said it was scrapping fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests.

But the movement has since grown into a wider expression of anger about rising living costs, and Saturday’s planned rally looks set to go ahead.

Recent protests have turned violent, causing millions of euros in damage.

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