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A woman dies and 2 people are injured at a French farmers’ protest barricade

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PARIS (AP) — Spreading demonstrations by French farmers against low wages and other grievances have been hit by tragedy. A woman has been killed and her husband and their 14-year-old daughter were seriously injured in a traffic collision at a protest barricade. A prosecutor told public radio France Bleu Occitanie that the three were hit by a car. Authorities say it happened at the site of a farmers’ protest in Pamiers, a town in the Ariège region of southwestern France. Prosecutors say the collision did not appear to be intentional. Police have detained the three occupants of the car for questioning. Farmers have for months been protesting for better pay and against what they consider to be excessive regulation, mounting costs and other problems.

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