• Paris Braces for More Protest Violence Over Weekend

    4 days ago - By WWD

    PARIS - Tensions ran high in Paris Friday as the French capital braced for further mayhem from demonstrations over the weekend, with department stores planning to close on Saturday and authorities warning people steer clear of parts of the city.
    The lockdown comes at a time when the holiday shopping season is normally entering full swing; instead the city is gripped by the possibility of more violence, with the government pledging to employ 8,000 troops and a dozen armored vehicles in Paris, and 89,000 troops around the country.
    Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Citadium said they would...
    Read more ...