French PM removes police chief and vows to shut down rioters

Gilets jaunes protests in Paris and other cities will be banned if ‘radical groups’ are spotted

The French government has removed the Paris police chief and announced it will shut down all anti-government street protests by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) in central parts of Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse if violent groups are spotted in the crowds.

The prime minister, Édouard Philippe, announced the hardline measures on Monday after the government admitted failures in dealing with rioting and arson in Paris this weekend.

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Source: theguardian