French government warns of weekend of 'great violence'

French government warns of weekend of 'great violence'
 

French authorities have warned of another wave of “great violence” and rioting from gilets jaunes protesters this weekend, with 65,000 security personnel to be deployed across the country on Saturday.
As senior ministers sought to defuse public anger with conciliatory language on taxes, an official in the office of President Emmanuel Macron said intelligence suggested that some protesters would come to the capital this Saturday “to vandalise and to kill” and the prime minister, Édouard Philippe, said thousands of security personnel would be deployed across the country to keep the peace.... read more

 
6 December 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Guardian
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