France to close Eiffel Tower amid riot fears

Photos: Michael Appoloni

France is to close the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks on Saturday due to riot and violence fears. 

Several museums, cultural sites and shops in central Paris have been ordered to close. 

Across France 89,000 police will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital.  

Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest. 

The city is bracing for more violence amid fears of new rioting at protests called by the “yellow vest” movement. 

France’s prime minister is promising “exceptional” security measures in Paris and around the country on Saturday. 

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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