France to assess financial impact of clashes over fuel tax

A bulldozer levels the barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sun

A bulldozer levels the barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sun

Police officers patrol at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov 25, 2018, in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fu

Police officers patrol at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov 25, 2018, in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fu

A bulldozer cleans the street from a barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Pari

A bulldozer cleans the street from a barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Pari

A bulldozer levels the barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sun

A bulldozer levels the barricade in the aftermath of a protest against the rising of the fuel taxes at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sun

A demonstrator waves the French flag onto a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstrat

A demonstrator waves the French flag onto a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstrat

A smashed window of a shop is pictured at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 in the aftermath of a protest against the r

A smashed window of a shop is pictured at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 in the aftermath of a protest against the r

PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister has said he will meet with the country's employers' federation and retailers to assess the economic impact of violent clashes with police over fuel tax hikes.

Police bulldozers and garbage trucks cleaned up rubble on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, a day after 8,000 people demonstrated against the fuel tax. Some of the protesters torched barriers and plywood boards.

Paris police have said that 24 people were injured.

Bruno Le Maire told BFMTV that on Monday he will meet with representatives "from retailers, merchants, craftsmen, chambers of commerce and the employers' federation" to estimate the protest's "impact on sales and on our economy."

Paris' most iconic boulevard and its surrounding streets were littered with piles of charcoal debris.