Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-government protest

12 December, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with thousands of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by “yellow vest” protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation over living costs. The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid … Read More

French police brace for more violent protests over rising fuel costs

12 December, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities have drafted thousands of additional police officers into Paris ahead of a third demonstration on Saturday by protesters angry at high fuel prices as security officials warned of renewed violence. For more than two weeks, the “yellow vests” have blocked roads across France in a spontaneous, popular rebellion against diesel … Read More

Paris braces for second wave of protests over rising fuel costs

11 November, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people will rally in Paris on Saturday against rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of “yellow vest” protests that have led to widespread national disruption. Security forces are concerned that people may infiltrate the demonstrations, escalating the crowd-control challenges. Around 30,000 people … Read More