Yellow vest protests: Sixth demonstrator dies in France as tensions rise across the nation

A sixth “yellow vest” protester has died as violent demonstrations continue across France.They were hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said on Thursday.

Officials in the Vaucluse department said a truck driver was arrested and taken into custody.

He had tried to flee the scene, near the southern city of Avignon.

The Vaucluse prefect’s office said the injured protester received emergency treatment following the incident but died from his wounds overnight.

The official urged the protesters to use “the utmost caution” to avoid more accidents.

On Wednesday night, French police were sent to reopen a major road in Burgundy where “people identifying themselves as yellow vests” had blocked about 200 trucks for several hours, according to local authorities.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.