France braces for more violence over high living costs
More than 89,000 security personnel to be deployed nationwide ahead of protests Saturday
At least 89,000 police officers will be deployed across France amid fears of violence during anti-government protests this weekend.
Some 8,000 police officers will be on duty in Paris and armored vehicles will also be deployed, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told French television station TF1 Thursday.
"We face people who do not come to protest but to destroy," he said
The Eiffel Tower’s management announced on its Twitter account that it will remain closed to the public Saturday due to demonstrations and visitors will be automatically refunded
“The government is ready for dialogue and is showing it because this tax increase has been dropped from the 2019 budget bill,” Philippe said in a speech at the National
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