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FRANCE BRACES: Security Forces Deployed as Yellow Vest Protesters Eye Versailles

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.21.18

French authorities are bracing for another weekend of violent demonstrations throughout the country, with Yellow Vest organizers eyeing the ex-royal city of Versailles as their next target in the anti-Macron movement.

“The Versailles chateau and gardens, a symbol of French state power and one of Europe’s top tourist attractions, will be closed on Saturday as authorities expect hundreds of protesters in the wealthy suburb, 20 km (12 miles) west of Paris,” writes Reuters.

Thousands of demonstrators have shut down key tourist attractions throughout Paris -such as the Eiffel Tower- as well as bridges, highways, and toll booths across France.

Versailles was a historically pivotal site during the 1789 French Revolution that ultimately led to the end of Royal-rule dating back centuries.

Read the full report at Reuters.