A demonstrator wearing a yellow jacket reading “Macron give us the wealth tax” protests at the toll gates on a motorway Wednesday at Biarritz southwestern France.The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron’s government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed on Wednesday to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

A demonstrator wearing a yellow jacket reading “Macron give us the wealth tax” protests at the toll gates on a motorway Wednesday at Biarritz southwestern France.The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron’s government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed on Wednesday to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late.

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