Four family members of the gunman who went on a deadly shooting spree at a popular Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg were released from custody on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor's office said.
The protests against President Macron's economic policies continue despite his announcement to cancel the planned fuel tax hikes, raise the minimum wage and provide tax relief for pensioners in 2019.
Some 15,000 protesters including high school students and retirees seeking better wages, public services and social protection came out to protest.
France, Italy, Spain and Greece have been experiencing economic recessions, causing difficulties for their citizens.
To appease protestors, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a reduction in taxes for pensioners and an increase the national minimum wage, but the mood on the ground hasn't changed much.
Many protesters have expressed disappointment at the French government's measures to defuse tensions and are planning more protests across the country on Saturday.
French police have officially confirmed the man thought to be behind the killing of three civilians has been shot dead, ending a two day manhunt.
TRT World spoke to a man who's known alleged attacker Cherif Chekatt since childhood and insists he is not a terrorist. The 29-year-old has a long history of run-ins with the law.
Three opposition parties, the Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promise to submit a request to seek a no-confidence vote in the lower house of parliament.
French prosecutor says a 23-year-old yellow vest protester has died after being hit by a truck in the city of Avignon.
The attack on the Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg has increased security concerns with the French Interior Ministry cancelling public protests.
Accused of committing violence in the past, residents of the country's vast suburbs are no longer silent over the government's economic policies as they begin to show up at yellow vest protests, causing more worries for the Macron administration.
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