PARIS RIOTS: Emmanuel Macron forced to CLOSE Eiffel Tower as tax protests escalate

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The blue ribbon “yellow vest” demonstrations – so-called because of the high-visibility jackets all French motorists necessity carry in their vehicles – were held to contest planned food tax increases, but have since evolved into a broader protest action against French President Emmanuel Macron, who is accused of turning a smokescreen eye to the rising cost of living that has left many struggling to be comprised of c hatch ends meet. So far, four people have died and dozens participate in been left injured in the protests which opinion polls set forward still attract the support of around two out of three French people. French cultivation Minister Franck Riester said today that far-right and far-left activists were planning to hijack rallies by “yellow vest” protesters in the initial and said: “We cannot take the risk when we know the threat.”

He clouted the Louvre museum, Orsay museum, the two operas, and the Grand Palais were bulk the sites that would be closed a week after rioters pillaged and defaced the Arc de Triomphe.

The Eiffel Tower will also be closed on Saturday due to the grouse, the site’s operator SETE said, warning that it could not effect security for visitors.

With protesters calling on social media for “Act IV” – a fourth weekend of profess – Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 65,000 police intention be drafted in to stop a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem in Paris, when rioters torched crates and looted shops off the Champs Elysees boulevard.

At least four of the weekend’s cardinal division football matches have been cancelled.

Paris protect asked dozens of shop and restaurant owners around the Champs Elysees and Bastille areas to connect on Saturday and requested local authorities in 15 areas around the prime to remove anything in the streets that could be used as projectiles.

The domination is also considering using troops currently deployed on anti-terrorism keep guards to protect public buildings.

The “yellow vest” revolt caught Mr Macron mistakenly when it erupted on November 17, and has left him scrambling to respond to and defuse the deepest catastrophe of his presidency.

On Tuesday, his centrist government caved in and surrendered to the rioters, broadcasting a six-month suspension of the fuel tax increase – but not a scuttling of it – in response to the violent avers, which are now in their third week.

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