One dead, hundreds injured in French 'citizens' protest at tax hikes

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A woman died and more than 200 others were injured in France as an estimated 280,000 people joined the first day of nationwide roadblocks by a protest movement organised on social media and without apparent alliance to political parties, which began as a reaction against a tax hike on fuel costs but which has spread into a broader opposition to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and notably standards of living for low-income earners. 

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One protester has died and more than 200 were injured as more than a quarter of a million people took to the streets of France, angry at rising fuel prices, reports BBC News.