Tourist sites in France to close amid riot fears
Tourist sites in Paris will close tomorrow, amid fears of further street violence from “yellow vest” anti-government protests.
Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armored vehicles will be deployed in the capital, according to the country’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
Police have urged shops and restaurants on Paris’s Champs-Elysees to shut and some museums will also be closed.
The government has said it is scrapping unpopular fuel tax increases in its budget – the original trigger for the protests.