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Fuel warning to bank holiday drivers amid French protests

British travellers have been advised to fill up with petrol or diesel in the UK before holidaying on the continent across the bank holiday weekend after strike action in France led to fuel shortages.

The dispute over labour reforms has led to blockades in French towns, cities, on motorways and bridges, as well as disruption of the nation's rail and air travel.

At least 77 people were arrested in violent clashes between protesters and police in Paris and other cities during Thursday's nationwide day of industrial action.

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Windows smashed in France fuel protest clashes

Youths smashed the windows of banks and threw objects as protesters over labour reforms clashed with police in the western city of Nantes.

Youths kick the window of a bank in Nantes. Credit: Reuters
A youth throws a printer through the doors of a bank during the demonstration. Credit: Reuters
A protester is apprehended by police in Nantes. Credit: Reuters

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