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One dies due to roadblock by 'Yellow Vest' protesters

IANS  |  Paris 

A motorist died overnight because of a caused by "Yellow Vest" protesters in the French city of Arles, French media reported on Sunday.

The motorist hit a heavy truck at standstill due to a caused by the protesters, a was quoted by the French TV channel BFMTV as saying, reported.

"This accident is directly related to a barrage of Yellow Vests that caused a huge traffic jam of 10 km ... A van hit a heavy truck full force before being in turn hit by another vehicle," explained the

The movement "Yellow Vests", which aims to express the anger of the people against rising fuel prices, launched the third day of mobilization on Saturday in and several areas in

The planned peaceful demonstration evolved into an act of unprecedented violence in

According to new figures from the Police Prefecture of Paris, 412 individuals were arrested on the sidelines of the violence that took place on the streets of on Saturday.

Among them, 378 were placed in custody, reported BFMTV, adding that 133 people were injured including 23 police officers.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:54 IST