‘Gilets Jaunes’: Romanian van driver’s violent ordeal at blockade in southern France.
A van driver has told Euronews how feared for his safety after getting caught in a gilets jaunes blockade in France for more than eight hours.
Sorin was driving from Britain to Spain on Sunday when he was stopped just before Narbonne in south west France.
The 31-year-old said he had encountered several blockades as he drove down through France and was held for around 15 minutes at each.
“But, at Narbonne, it was something different from the beginning,” he told Euronews in a telephone interview.
“When I arrived there the guys were throwing pallets and tyres in the front of our vehicles.
“There was violence from the beginning.”
France has seen 10 days of unrest over diesel tax hikes, which has seen protesters, dressed in fluorescent yellow jackets, blocking roads.