Several hundred people detained
The French authorities fear that this weekend in Paris will be another big wave of violence and unrest. On Thursday the official representative of the Elysee Palace, according to Reuters.
Over the weekend in France swept the third wave of the protests against the rise in excise duties on fuel, planned by President Makron. The most devastating scale of the protests was in Paris, where protesters burned cars, smashed Windows and severely damaged the arch. Several hundred people were arrested, hundreds more were injured only in the French capital.
The French government decided not to put in the budget for next year the increase in excise duties on fuel, but the protesters are still planning your shares this weekend.
Elysee Palace spokesman said: intelligence agencies believe that some of the protesters will arrive in Paris with the intention to commit acts of vandalism and murder.
The great threat of violence is a big challenge for French authorities, who distinguish between peaceful protesters and violent groups infiltrated the movement “yellow jackets.”
The protests of “yellow jackets”, which began in mid-November, first sought cancellation of increase in fuel prices. The demonstrations quickly escalated into a wider and more stiff resistance to President Makron and his policies.