Fearing 'Act IV' of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

Fearing 'Act IV' of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

Fearing 'Act IV' of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekendWith protesters from the "yellow vest" movement calling on social media for "Act IV" - a fourth weekend of protest - Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 89,000 police nationwide would be deployed to stop a repeat of last Saturday's mayhem across France. About 8,000 of these would be deployed in Paris where rioters torched cars and looted shops off the famed Champs Elysees boulevard, and defaced the Arc de Triomphe with graffiti directed at President Emmanuel Macron. Seeking to regain the initiative after weeks of civil unrest, the government appeared ready to offer concessions.