Protesters block the road leading to the Frontignan oil depot in the south of France.
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French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure Monday to find a way out of the deepest crisis of his presidency after protests over taxes sparked Paris' worst rioting in decades. As anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday with French paramedics and students joining the ongoing rallies, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with ministers and heads of the main opposition parties to discuss ways of resolving the tension.A meeting was planned Tuesday with moderate members of the movement, which has waged two weeks of nationwide demonstrations over fuel taxes and the rising cost of living.Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday that hotel reservations had fallen by "around 15 to 20 percent" since the start of the protests.
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