France stops fuel tax increment in a bid to calm violent protests
France’s Prime Minister has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests.
Edouard Philippe says the measures will not be applied before proper debate has taken place with those affected.
The protests have hit major French cities, causing considerable damage for the past three weekends.
Three people have died since the unrest began and the resulting violence and vandalism have been widely condemned.