Mu­se­ums, Eif­fel Tower to close

Stamford Advocate - - Obituaries/news -

PARIS — Au­thor­i­ties across France braced Thurs­day for the pos­si­bil­ity of more ri­ots and vi­o­lence at anti-gov­ern­ment protests this week­end, hold­ing emer­gency meet­ings and de­ploy­ing tens of thou­sands of po­lice and se­cu­rity forces. Mu­se­ums, the­aters and shops in Paris an­nounced they would close Satur­day as a pre­cau­tion — in­clud­ing the city’s famed Eif­fel Tower.

Po­lice unions and city au­thor­i­ties met to strate­gize on how to han­dle the pro- tests on Satur­day, which are be­ing held even though French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron sur­ren­dered Wed­nes­day night and can­celed a fuel tax hike that had un­leashed weeks of un­rest.

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