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France’s Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 9, 2018 13:11

France’s Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has vowed to “restore national unity” after violence broke out during a fourth consecutive weekend of protests.Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday – the latest day of “yellow vest” demonstrations against fuel tax rises and high living costs.Almost 1,000 people were taken into custody but the violence was not on the same level as a week earlier.Discussions with peaceful protesters “must continue”, Mr Philippe said.French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner praised police – who had been deployed in force – for containing much of the unrest.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 9, 2018 13:11