France's fuel protests stretch to Reunion Island

Protests on the island of Reunion are bringing the French territory to a standstill.

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    Protests against soaring fuel prices in Reunion Island have shut down much of the French territory.

    The government cancelled all flights, closed schools and suspended public transport.

    Several police personnel and protesters were injured and more than 100 people have been arrested.

    Demonstrators on the island in the Indian Ocean say it’s about much more than the cost of filling up the tank.

     

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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