As night fell, the famed Champs-Elysees avenue, where fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld switched on the red lights of Christmas just a few days ago, was still aglow with fires lit by protesters. Photo: EPA

Paris looks like a war zone as angry French revolt over fuel tax

  • The famed avenue was speckled with plumes of smoke and neon – owing to the colour of the vests the self-styled ’yellow jacket’ protesters
  • The unrest is proving a major challenge for embattled President Emmanuel Macron, who’s suffering in the polls
Topic |   France

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As night fell, the famed Champs-Elysees avenue, where fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld switched on the red lights of Christmas just a few days ago, was still aglow with fires lit by protesters. Photo: EPA
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