Yellow vest protests: Man killed in France car crash after demonstrators block roundabout


Protesters at a roundabout near Perpignan in November 2018 ( Getty )

A man has died in a car crash in the south of France, after vehicles at a roundabout were brought to a halt by so-called yellow vest (gilets jaune) protesters.

The fatality raises the death toll related to the anti-government protests to 10, with most people dying in traffic accidents.

Local authorities said the 36-year-old driver died after his car collided with the back of a lorry that had stopped near a group of protesters.

The crash occurred near the southern town of Perpignan.

Around 200 roundabouts across France were blocked on Saturday, during a sixth consecutive weekend of unrest.

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