French authorities are bracing for another weekend of violent protests throughout the country; deploying armed security forces and vehicles to major cities and highways in preparation for the widespread ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations.
“Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris’ police chief said Friday that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital this weekend,” writes the Associated Press.
“Last week, we pretty much handled the yellow vests but we also witnessed scenes of breakage and looting by criminals,” said the Paris police chief. “Our goal will be to better control this aspect.”
France continues to be on high-alert following a deadly terrorist attack Tuesday evening in Strasbourg, where 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt opened fire at a crowded Christmas Market; killing at least three and injuring eight.
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