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    Scores Injured in French Anti-Government Protests

    Police launched tear gas and made about 200 arrests today as some 75,000 protesters, angered by higher fuel taxes to finance sustainable energy, took to the streets of Paris and other cities, scaling the Arc de Triomphe, smashing store windows and setting fires. About 80 people, including 14 police officers, were injured in clashes during a third weekend of “Yellow Vests” demonstrations, also causing mayhem Friday at European Union sites in Brussels. Speaking from the G-20 Summit in Argentina, President Emmanuel Macron suggested talks on reducing carbon output without impacting the poor.

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