Police union's no-ticket day to support fuel protest

Members of one police union urged not to issue tickets on November 17, the day of national protests against rising fuel prices in France

A police union has called on its members not to issue tickets on Saturday, November 17, in support of the 'gilets jaunes' protest against rising fuel prices.

The SGP Police-FSMI FO said officers are 'first and foremost citizens. Purchasing power and transport issues concern them". It added: "The SGP Police-FSMI FO unit is in solidarity with the citizens' day of 17 November 2018 and asks all colleagues to observe a day without a issuing tickets."

By Friday morning, nearly 800,000 people had signed a petition calling "for a reduction in fuel prices at the pump", while an interactive map lists hundreds of blockades planned by motorists on the day of protest.

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