A dangerous weekend in France! 80,000 police officers are on the alert for armored vehicles

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 A dangerous weekend in France! 80,000 police officers are on the alert for armored vehicles


French Yellow vest protest (AFP)

Overseas Network, Dec. 7, Frances yellow vest protest continued to burn, in order to prevent large-scale riots from turning into serious violence on the 8th, the French government dispatched more than 80,000 police officers on alert, more than 10 armored vehicles have also driven to Paris, Pariss famous attractions, shops all closed.

More than 160,000 French people were attracted to the streets by the three-week yellow vest protest on Saturday, which sparked massive riots in Paris by burning cars, smashing windows and graffiti in the busiest neighbourhoods, Reuters reported Wednesday. In order to calm the greatest crisis after taking office, French President Mark Long decided on the 5th to completely cancel the plan to raise fuel tax in 2019. The recovery of fuel tax adjustment policies has seriously damaged the image of Macrons determined reformers, but the situation has not ceased. The French government is even more worried about the continuation of the yellow vest protests on Saturday, fearing that they will turn into serious violence.

French Yellow vest protest (AFP)

French Prime Minister Edward Philip announced on Thursday that 89,000 police officers would be on guard throughout the country on Saturday (8) to deal with violent clashes caused by possible yellow vest demonstrations. In Paris alone, 8,000 police officers have been on standby and more than 10 armored vehicles will be dispatched in the capital since 2005. For the first time. Local media had previously photographed military armored vehicles driving in the direction of Paris.

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In addition, several major landmarks, famous tourist attractions and shops in Paris have been announced in advance that they will not open on Saturdays. Including the famous Eiffel Tower, more than a dozen local museums, two grand theatres and other cultural landmarks, there are two music festivals because the demonstrations need to be postponed. The Arc de Triomphe, which was damaged during the demonstrations last Saturday, will also remain closed. Police have called on shops along Champs Elysees Avenue not to open on Saturdays for the time being.

The riots in Paris are worrying tourists, affecting the holiday shopping season in Paris and undermining the local economy. Last weekend, the rampant protest groups threw stones at Paris stores and looted valuables in the citys richest neighborhoods.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Wang Zheng_N7526