France to toughen sanctions on undeclared protests, PM says

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe poses as he makes "public order" announcements in the face of recent violent situations involving the Yellow Vest 'Gilets Jaunes' protestors across France, at the French TV channel TF1 studios in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France January 7, 2019. Eric Feferberg/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – France plans to introduce legislation to toughen sanctions on undeclared protests in response to violent “yellow-vest” demonstrations, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Monday in a hardening of the government’s stance on the unrest. He spoke after rioters torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on Paris’s upmarket Boulevard Saint-Germain on Saturday, underscoring […]

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