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French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops on Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower, fearing a recurrence of last week’s violence in Paris, officials said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

The Louvre museum, Orsay museum, two operas, and the Grand Palais also are among the sites that will be closed.

Six first division football matches have been canceled, too.

With protesters from the “yellow vest” movement calling on social media for “Act IV” - a fourth weekend of protest - Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 89,000 police nationwide would be deployed to stop a repeat of last Saturday’s events across France.

Also, Paris police asked dozens of shop and restaurant owners around the Champs-Élysées and Bastille areas to close on Saturday.


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