Dec 07, 2018
By Jane Brown
Drastic security measures will put a lock down on downtown Paris Saturday as French authorities try to prevent another outbreak of violence during anti-government protests.
In addition to the 8000 police officers who will be deployed in the French capital city, Paris police have identified fourteen high-risk sectors that will be cleared out.
Fearing protesters could target street furniture or construction sites, Paris police will remove all the glass containers, railings and building machines set up in the identified sectors which include the Champs-Elysees.
Across the country some 89,000 police will be mobilized, up from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested in the worst street violence seen in France in decades.