France is on fucking lockdown right now!
Riots across the nation are closing down museums, shops, music festivals, sports events, even the Eiffel Tower for fear of damage and public health. The demonstrations occur over French President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax hike, a decision he reversed as of last Wednesday.
So far, 130 citizens were injured and 412 have been arrested–numbers that haven’t been seen in decades. This has led to vandalism, fires, and fights between police and citizens have been recorded by social media and news outlets. To handle the potential weekend riots, France will deploy 89,000 officers (8,000 in Paris alone).