French island rocked by cost-of-living protests

The “yellow vest” movement continues to disrupt traffic on the French Indian Ocean Island of La Reunion where thirty police officers have been injured in five days of protests over rising living costs. The movement, which brought hundreds of thousands of people onto French streets last weekend to protest environmental taxes on fuel, has plunged La Reunion into its worst bout of violence in nearly 30 years.

Peak of the Furnace: Volcano spews lava on La Reunion island

A volcano on the French island of Reunion erupted on Sunday, shooting lava into the air. Piton de la Fournaise (or ‘Peak of the Furnace’), is a shield volcano on the eastern side of Reunion island.


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