Yellow vest ‘Day of Rage’ violence explodes in Paris as rioters torch cars and trash shops | Daily Mail Online
French President Emmanuel Macron has cut short a skiing trip in the Pyrenees to return to Paris for a crisis meeting after ‘yellow vest’ protesters trashed shops and torched cars in the heart of Paris.
Businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were destroyed on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French the protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout.
Macron is now due to hold an emergency meeting at the interior ministry, his office said.
Protesters were seen vandalising and later setting fire to Fouquet’s brasserie, a favourite hangout of the rich and famous for the past century – as well as luxury handbag store Longchamp, a bank, another restaurant and several news stands.
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