Eiffel Tower, shops, to close as fears of French protest violence mount

Eiffel Tower, shops, to close as fears of French protest violence mount

Eiffel Tower, shops, to close as fears of French protest violence mountParis's Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too. Around a dozen museums across the capital have also said they will remain closed on Saturday after vandalism and clashes between protesters and police last week rocked France. The announcements came as around 200 high schools across the country remained blocked or disrupted by students protesting a raft of education overhauls, on a fourth day of action called to coincide with the anti-government demonstrations.