French police chiefs today demanded that a state of emergency be declared and that the army take to the streets after the worst unrest in Paris in 50 years.
The Arc de Triomphe was one of hundreds of buildings attacked by attacks – "Yellow Vest" government – gasoline fuelers on Saturday – saying their actions were "the beginning of a revolution".
. Violence escalates in the French capital
There were more than 200 arrests and up to 100 serious injuries during a violent orgy throughout the city that lasted more than 12 hours.
Scavengers and thugs wore masks and wore clubs and axes raging in luxury boutiques, drugstores, and supermarkets.
The police responded with water cannons, tear gas, and bloody truncheons.
"We are in an insurgent climate," said Frederic Lagache of the Alliance Union Police, which called for a state of emergency.
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would give additional powers to the forces of law and order, from stop-and-search to the car "camp benefits" should be brought to guard public monuments so that the police can deal with other hot spots 2015 state of emergency after terrorist attacks by the Islamic State, which lasted until November 2017.
"Nothing is a taboo", said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.
"We are investigating all procedures that would allow us to be safer. I am ready to look at everything."
In November 2005, after numerous riots in France, a state of emergency was declared throughout France.
The current wave of violence – which has also spread to other cities and towns – is considered the worst since the spring of 1968, when Paris was also transformed into a war zone, fearing President Charles De Gaulle of a major-scale revolution ,
On Saturday, the trouble started at 10am with a mob of yellow vest s – named after the reflective jackets that all motorists in France have to wear – gathered around the Arc de Triomphe.
Chilling pictures showed police officers being beaten by assailants while other policemen were cloaked in yellow paint.
Statutes in the historic building a monument was smashed and political slogans sprinkled on the walls.
.Christophe Castener, French Minister of the Interior, authorized workers, obstacles to build shops at the front to prevent rebel Fe smash windows and doors.
Areas around the Elysee Palace, the official residence of President Macron, were closed.
Mr Castaner has been charged with Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-wing national rally party. 19659158 Fireworks bombard police with tear gas as mass riots turn Paris into a war zone.
He condemned the "radicalization" and "anarchy" of the movement while admitting it. Leftists had also kidnapped the protests.
Mr Macron insisted that fuel prices should rise in line with the green initiatives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
He said where It would be "no possibility" that his government withdrew in the face of civil unrest.
Paris became a battleground as protests from the "Yellow Vest" escalate in the French capital
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