France tightens security in Paris

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests.

In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital city, the Paris police have identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be cleared out.

Fearing protesters could target street furniture and use material found at construction sites as makeshift weapons, Paris police will remove all the glass containers, railings and building machines set up in the identified sectors which include the world-renowned and glitzy Champs-Elysees avenue.

Protesters, using social media, have billed the weekend as "Act IV" in a dramatic challenge to Macron and his policies. Due to fear of protests becoming riots, many countries have warned their citizens to stay away from crowds and others places which are at risks of violence in Paris.

Source: VOV5