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Eiffel Tower, shops, to close as fears of French protest violence mount

Paris Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too. Around a dozen museums across the capital have also said they will remain closed on Saturday after vandalism and clashes between protesters and police last week rocked France. The announcements came as around 200 high schools across the country remained blocked or disrupted by students protesting a raft of education overhauls, on a fourth day of action called to coincide with the anti-government demonstrations. An interior ministry official told AFP earlier that authorities were bracing for significant violence on Saturday, based on indications that protesters on both the far right and far left are planning to converge on the capital. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told senators Thursday that exceptional measures would be taken to avoid the daylong street battles ..

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