IN PICTURES: The fuel crisis around France

As the strikes across France continue against government labour reforms, police are forced to step up their game in breaking up blockades and protests.

IN PICTURES: The fuel crisis around France
Photo: AFP

French union and syndicate members burning tyres in protests at petrol depot at Douchy-Les-Mines, northern France. Photo: AFP

Riot police stand guard at blockade in Douchy-Les-Mines. Photo: AFP

Below is a common scene from petrol stations around France.

(Drivers queue for petrol in France and some are forced to push their cars into the service stations. AFP)

(No more fuel. Notices warning drivers that there is no fuel left go up at petrol stations across the country. AFP)

(Police escort a fuel truck out of a depot after breaking the blockade at Fos-sur-Mer in the south of France. AFP)

Protester raises a fist at riot police intervening where refinery worker was holding a blockade of the oil depot at the oil depot of Douchy-Les-Mines. Photo: AFP

Striking worker next to French CGT union flags outside Total oil refinery of Feyzin, near Lyon.

SNCF employee carries tyre to burn at Total refinery in Donges. Photo: AFP

Workers continue to burn tyres in Donges. Photo: AFP

Unionists block the trucks' tollgate of the “Pont de Normandie”, in Le Havre northwestern France. Photo: AFP

Protester throws a tyre onto fire blocking access to Exxon Mobil refinery in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, northwestern France. Photo: AFP

Not everyone is supporting the strikes. Anti-strike Exxon employees hold signs reading “Non striker” by the protests at Exxon Mobil in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, northwestern France. Photo: AFP

The protests have resulted in at least one scuffle, between two people who appear to be customers of the petrol station. It remains unclear why they were fighting, although the tweet says the station had closed. 

People are queuing to refuel their cars in a gas station in Rennes. Photo: AFP

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