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    On November 17, mass protests, named "Yellow Vests" hit Paris, and have since then escalated into large-scale violent protests across France. The activists are protesting against the planned hike in gasoline and diesel prices.

    US President Donald Trump has commented on Twitter "Yellow Vests" fuel tax protests across France, saying that protests do not take into account how badly the United States has been treated on trade by the European Union for military protection.

    READ MORE: 7 Policemen Injured in Clash With 'Yellow Vest' Protesters in France — Reports

    Around 23,000 people took part in "yellow vests" fuel tax protests across France, while 8,000 people have taken to the streets of Paris, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Saturday.

    The price of diesel in France has risen by around 23 percent this year, while the gasoline price has gone up by 15 percent. Prices are set to increase further in January.

    US Border With Mexico

    Trump also commented on the situation around migrant caravans from Central America trekking their way through Mexico toward the US.

    Earlier, Trump ordered the US military to deploy troops at the border with Mexico as a caravan of migrants approaches.

    On Tuesday, the Mexican Interior Ministry said around 5,600 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador had stayed in the vicinity of the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, located at the US border.

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