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PARIS | The Latest: Paris police turn away protesters, seize goggles

PARIS — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Police are seizing protective equipment from journalists and barring some provincial “yellow vest” protesters from boarding trains to Paris, as part of exceptionally stringent security measures to prevent a repeat of last week’s rioting. A group of four … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris police turn away protesters, seize goggles

PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

PARIS— France mobilized tens of thousands of police officers and made plans to shut down beloved tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities feared could be even more violent than ones that have crippled the country for weeks. The drastic security measures will put central … Continue reading PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

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PARIS | The Latest: Outcry over brutal arrest of French students

PARIS — The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. The footage, which has been shared widely on social media, has prompted trade unions and far-left parties to … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Outcry over brutal arrest of French students

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: Eiffel Tower to close Saturday amid riot fears

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 9:10 p.m. France’s prime minister says 89,000 police officers will be deployed on Saturday across the country amid fears of new riots at anti-government protests. Speaking Thursday on French television TF1, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 8,000 police will be mobilized in Paris alone, “many … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Eiffel Tower to close Saturday amid riot fears

PARIS | France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close

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 … Continue reading PARIS | France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close