FRENCH cops have admitted they “can’t cope” with the worst riots in Paris for 50 years and are begging President Macron for help with the “violence of unprecedented gravity”. The Arc de Triomphe was among hundreds of buildings attacked by “Yellow Vest” fuel price protesters at the weekend — who said their actions were “the start of a revolution”. Yves Lefebvre, a member of the Unité SGP police union, told France Info radio that the security forces officers were exhausted. He said: “The (officers) don’t want to remain as the last rampart against insurrection. We can’t take it – I call on the president to face up to his responsibilities.” Right-wing thugs and masked anarchists, some throwing hammers and steel bolts, have joined the carnage in protest to the government’s economic policies. French leader Emmanuel Macron summoned his senior ministers and policy chiefs to an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss how to deal with the carnage. Michel Delpuech, chief of the city’s police, said that central Paris been overwhelmed “by violence of unprecedented gravity, at a level not reached in recent decades”, reports The Times. He said the mobile gendarmerie and CRS riot police had failed to stop the unrest… Read full this story
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