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PARIS | The Latest: Protests underway on Champs-Elysees

PARIS — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A crowd of “yellow vest” protesters is marching down the Champs-Elysees avenue in central Paris surrounded by exceptional police security amid fears of new violence. Hundreds of people gathered early Saturday around the Arc de Triomphe, which was … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Protests underway on Champs-Elysees

PARIS | Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

PARIS  — The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will … Continue reading PARIS | Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

PARIS | Paris on lockdown ahead of planned protests

PARIS — Drastic security measures will put a lockdown on downtown Paris on Saturday as French authorities try to prevent another outbreak of violence during anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital city, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be … Continue reading PARIS | Paris on lockdown ahead of planned protests

PARIS | The Latest: 65 injured, 140 arrested in Paris protests

PARIS — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Paris police says at least 80 people have been injured, including 16 police officers, in violent protests in the center of the French capital. Police also say 183 people have been arrested in violent clashes Saturday between police and protesters … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: 65 injured, 140 arrested in Paris protests

PARIS | The Latest: French premier condemns violent protesters

PARIS — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 1:45 p.m. France’s prime minister says that some protesters have attacked police officers in rarely seen violence in central Paris, leading to the arrest of at least 107 people. Edouard Philippe has told reporters at Paris police headquarters that authorities counted more … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French premier condemns violent protesters

PARIS | The Latest: French protesters sing anthem at Arc de Triomphe

PARIS— The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A few dozen protesters have symbolically gathered under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to sing France’s national anthem as others clashed with police near the famous monument at the top of the Champs-Elysees avenue. The protesters, called “yellow jackets” for … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French protesters sing anthem at Arc de Triomphe

PARIS | French protesters angry about taxes scuffle with police

PARIS— Scuffles broke out between some French protesters angry over rising taxes and police for a third straight weekend, after small pockets of demonstrators built barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris and lit fires Saturday. Thousands of police were deployed to try to contain the protests on and around the famed Champs-Elysees … Continue reading PARIS | French protesters angry about taxes scuffle with police

PARIS | The Latest: Putin says didn’t talk to Trump in Paris

PARIS — The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he didn’t talk with U.S. President Donald Trump at events in Paris marking the end of World War I, but confirms they will meet on the sidelines at the Group … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Putin says didn’t talk to Trump in Paris