- Associated Press - Sunday, December 2, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding an emergency government meeting on security issues after Saturday’s protest turned into a riot in Paris.

The meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris includes Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

Environment minister Francois de Rugy, in charge of transports and energy, was also present as the protests were initially prompted two weeks ago by a fuel tax rise.

The “yellow jackets” movement now involves a broad range of demands related to France’s high cost of living. Saturday’s violence was France’s worst riot in over a decade.

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the damaged Arc de Triomphe monument, then met with firefighters, police officers and restaurant owners in a nearby avenue where yellow jacket activists had torched cars and smashed windows Saturday.



 

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