PROV­INCES BRACE FOR RE­VIVED YEL­LOW VEST PROTESTS

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Paris - The cen­tral French city of Bourges is shut­ter­ing shops to brace for pos­si­ble vi­o­lence be­tween po­lice and yel­low vest pro­test­ers, as the na­tion­wide move­ment seeks a new stage for its weekly de­mon­stra­tions.

Paris, too, is hun­ker­ing down for a ninth week­end of anti-gov­ern­ment protests Satur­day. France's gov­ern­ment has de­ployed 80,000 se­cu­rity forces for the day, and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Christophe Cas­taner threat­ened tough re­tal­i­a­tion against vi­o­lence.

The protest move­ment waned over the hol­i­days but ap­pears to be resurg­ing, de­spite con­ces­sions by Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron. Pro­test­ers want deeper changes to France's econ­omy and pol­i­tics.

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