France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

Tear gas is thrown at demonstrators of the

Tear gas is thrown at demonstrators of the"Yellow Vests movement near the Arc de Triomphe

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The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters to refrain from holding another round of demonstrations this weekend, citing the strain on security forces on high alert after the terror attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.

Launched in early November, weekly "yellow vest" protests in France against planned increases in fuel tax price have spiralled into violence in Paris and other cities, taking a heavy financial toll.

In an effort to defuse tensions, French President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled the protests and has announced a series of measures aimed at improving the spending power of ordinary French workers.

Since the election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2014, Egypt has seen a crackdown on political opposition and dissent that activists say is the most severe for decades.

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In a downtown Cairo street, several yellow vest sellers told AFP that their sale was being "prohibited" under instructions from police.

Alexandria's public prosecutor ordered the detention of lawyer Mohamed Ramadan after he published a picture of himself sporting a yellow vest in solidarity with the French protesters, said Mahienour El Masry, a rights activist in the city.

The interior ministry spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

He refused to sell any of the yellow vests in his shop window, which were priced at around $1. "Now they're for display only", he said.

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At a third shop, a worker said the vests could only be supplied for commercial orders.

"It is a question of caution, rather than fear", said one of the sources, when asked if authorities were afraid of protests ahead of the anniversary.

Thousands of opponents and critics of Sisi have been arrested, including those allegedly linked to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation, and secular rights activists.

"Opposition political movements do not have a presence on the ground and current political parties are part of the regime", said the activist, who asked to be identified only by his first name, Mustafa.

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