French President Emmanuel Macron walks during a "Prise d'armes" military ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, on November 26, 2018. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
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French President Emmanuel Macron's government vowed Monday an "uncompromising" stance toward troublemakers who use protests over rising fuel taxes to damage businesses and clash with police, including in the heart of Paris, on the glittering Champs-Elysees.Pressure is mounting on Macron after a second weekend of sometimes violent demonstrations by angry drivers. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is meeting later Monday with businesses hit by the protests on the Champs-Elysees and elsewhere.Paris police said 27 people are facing court Monday for Saturday's violence in the capital, while twenty others arrested over the weekend were released.Two people were killed and hundreds injured in accidents stemming from the protests since they kicked off Nov. 17, and hundreds of protesters and police have been injured.
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