TravelFamed Paris Tourist Attractions to Close Amid Protests

21:30  07 december  2018
21:30  07 december  2018 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Tourist sites in Paris are to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from "yellow vest" anti-government protests . Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.

The French government announced tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, museums and shops will be closed Saturday because of anticipated protests . The BBC reports officials fear Paris will see "major violence." The protests started in response to a fuel tax increase and high cost of living under

Protests are putting a damper on tourism in France, with many of the country’s most popular attractions set to be closed this weekend as the country braces for more demonstrations.

Famed Paris Tourist Attractions to Close Amid Protests© Travalliancemedia Owned Media (Staff Photo) PHOTO: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (photo by Lauren Bowman)

According to a report from CNN, many of Paris’ most famous tourist stops such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musee Delacroix and the Paris Opera will all be closed in response to expected protests.

In addition, the government has said that it will deploy about 89,000 security force members across the country, about 8,000 in the capital alone.

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Tourist attractions in Paris to close , with students and Yellow Vest protests set to rage on. Paris is closing tourist attractions with a new wave of violence Museums, theatres and shops in Paris announced they would close on Saturday as a precaution - including the city’s famed Eiffel Tower.

Reports from France say tourist sites in Paris are set to close tomorrow amid fears of further street violence from the “yellow vest” anti-government protests . Police have urged shops and restaurants on Paris ’s Champs-Elysees to shut and some museums will also be closed .

The protests have been staged by a group known as the “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vest” movement. They began three weeks ago in response to an increase in fuel taxes but have since spread to take in other issues, including education reforms.

The name is based on the yellow vests that drivers are required to keep in their vehicles for safety reasons, according to CNN.

France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has said he will deploy all the means available to ensure the latest yellow vest protests are not hijacked by what he described as 10,000 people, "a small minority" of the movement who have been "radicalized and fallen into violence and hate."

Additional areas being impacted by the looming protests include Paris' famous Champs Elysees, a shopping avenue, where stores have been advised to remain closed this weekend.

Many store owners took an extra step and boarded up their stores on Friday.

CNN reported that the French retail industry has lost about $1.1 billion since the protests began last month.

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