Unknown people set fire to some vehicles on Saturday evening in Paris. A specific target was the carpark of French newspaper Le Parisien which is housed just next to the Paris Eiffel Tower (see left in the picture). It is not clear whether activists of the ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow vests) are the perpetrators as they were holding their seventh Saturday protest at the same time in the area.
The fire arose from one car and expanded rapidly. A total of seven cars and one motorbike burned out completely. The fire brigade cannot yet say whether the car accidentally or intentionally caught fire. The firefighters had the fire under control at 8.30 pm.
The police cannot yet say Saturday night if the fire is linked to the actions of the yellow vests. It was Saturday the seventh weekend that the yellow vests were protesting all throughout France (and a small contingent of them were also in the French capital). Here and there it came to incidents and some activists also targeted some French media.
They protested, among other things, in front of TV channels BFMTV and France Télévision. They accused the journalists of "conspiring" with the government of French President Emmanuel Macron and erroneously reporting their actions.
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Mr Stéphane Albouy, director of the editorial office of Le Parisien, can not yet confirm whether activists of the yellow vests were involved in the fire. He called on everyone not to jump to "hasty conclusions."
Just before 8.30 pm, firefighters managed to extinguish the fire while the subway station a few meters behind remained closed.
"The fire is under control. An investigation is underway to determine the causes," declared the Interior Minister Mr Christophe Castaner.
The mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo expressed her “support to the editorial offices of the Parisien newspaper and Les Echos and the residents living nearby," describing the fire as "inadmissible."
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There have been multiple fires in Paris over the past two months due to protests from the ‘gilets jaunes’ as they continue to march every weekend against the taxes imposed by the government of President Macron.
Yesterday afternoon, they lit the doors of the ‘Banque de France’ in Rouen (see above).
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