Mon, Dec 24, 2018 - Page 5 News List

‘Yellow vests’ target borders in sixth week of protests

AFP, PARIS

While the demonstrations were mainly calm compared with the Paris riots earlier in the month, there were concerns about their effect on pre-Christmas sales.

Stores reported an average decline of 25 percent in sales compared with the same period a year earlier, French Junior Minister of Economy Agnes Pannier-Runacher said.

A driver died overnight when his car slammed into the back of a truck stopped at a roadblock set up by protesters at an autoroute entrance in Perpignan on the Mediterranean coast, French prosecutor Jean-Jacques Fagni told reporters.

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