The demonstrators, part of a grassroots movement dubbed the “yellow vests”, caused logjams on highways and blocked roundabouts as they railed against the fuel tax hikes introduced by Mr Macron, whose approval rating has plummeted according to recent opinion polls. The protests, which have been largely orchestrated on social media and which are aimed at preventing road access to some fuel depots and airports, have also drawn broader support from some voters dissatisfied with Mr Macron‘s economic reforms and his governing style. At a blockade on a road in the southeastern department of Savoie, a driver panicked when protesters surrounded her car and she accelerated, running over a woman demonstrator in her fifties, who died of her injuries, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said in televised comments.

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