Paris - A woman has died during protests against rising petrol and diesel prices and government plans to further hike the tax on vehicle fuel in France.
Another woman driving a car panicked when she encountered a roadblock and ran over a protester, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Saturday on live television.
The accident took place in the town of Pont-de-Beauvoisin, to the north of the city of Grenoble in south-eastern France, according to the minister.
France was expecting a country-wide wave of protests.
A movement on social media - apparently without any central leadership - has called for protesters wearing yellow high-visibility jackets to take to the streets.