The Latest on France’s response to violent protests (all times local):
The French soccer league says it has postponed Saturday’s match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier amid expected anti-government protests.
The match at the Parc des Princes stadium has been called off because police say they fear they won’t have enough forces available to guarantee fans’ security because of the protests likely to take place in the French capital that day.
The match will be rescheduled at a later date.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes later Tuesday in an effort to appease a protest movement that has grown and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend with large-scale rioting. But the move is unlikely to end demonstrations.
French media say Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized.
Both Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio say the planned increase, which has provoked riots, will be suspended for several months. Philippe is also expected to announce other measures aimed at easing tensions.
The prime minister is expected to announce the move later Tuesday.
Source: The Associated Press