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French President Emmanuel Macron Visits Vandalized Sites

French President Emmanuel Macron Visits Vandalized Sites

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Dec 2018 2:20 AM GMT

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday visited the Arc de Triomphe and Parisian streets to assess the damage after a group of protesters smashed and torched buildings and cars, plunging the city into civil unrest. Immediately after returning from Argentina, Macron went to the emblematic monument of L’Arc de Triomphe where a statue of Marianne was smashed, the country’s landmark monument was looted and tarnished, Xinhua news agency reported. Accompanied with Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, the President returned to the streets around the Arc de Triomphe that had been the target of 3,000 troublemakers, among them far-right and hard-left supporters, according to the Interior Ministry. Under the applause of supporters and heckling of some “Yellow Vest” protesters, Macron took time to meet security forces and firefighters. (IANS)

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