PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local):
The French interior minister says that an eighth person has died since the start of a nationwide protest movement that began in mid-November over fuel tax hikes but has expanded to an array of issues.
Christophe Castaner said in a tweet on Saturday that the Death occurred the previous night. He said that all traffic circles in France — some of which have been manned day and night by protesters — “should be freed.”
The tweet provided no details about the death, but suggested that it occurred at one of the traffic circle that dot the French countryside and where the majority of deaths have occurred.
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