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Tourist Attractions to Close in France Due to Protests

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Tourist Attractions to Close in France Due to Protests

Tourist Attractions to Close in France Due to Protests

The French government announced tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, museums and shops will be closed Saturday because of anticipated protests.

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Tourist Attractions to Close in France Due to Protests

The French government announced Thursday that tourist attractions, like the Eiffel Tower, museums and shops, will be closed Saturday because of the anticipated "yellow vest" protests.

The  BBC reports  officials fear Paris will see "major violence." The protests started in response to a fuel tax increase and high cost of living under President Emmanuel Macron, and have since turned violent.

The Interior Minister attributed the violence to "'a small minority' of the movement who have been radicalized,"  according to CNN .

In an attempt to calm demonstrators nationwide, a spokeswoman for Macron  announced the fuel tax hikes  that were set to take effect Jan.

1 will not be introduced until 2020.

France's prime minister said the fourth weekend of protests will be met with tens of thousands of police officers deployed across the country,  according to Reuters .  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .



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