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  2. France braces for fresh yellow vest protests  Aljazeera.com
  3. France facing NINTH Saturday of Yellow Vest protests - foreign minister demands action  Express.co.uk
  4. France bracing for bigger, more violent 'yellow vests' demos  Times of India
  5. Gilets jaunes protests enter ninth weekend  The Guardian
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A fire broke out after the blast at around 9am in the city's 9th distri­ct, a reside­ntial and shoppi­ng area

Protesters plan new protests in Paris and central French city of Bourges as government deploys 80,000 officers.

FRENCH Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday called for a “Republican jolt” in the face of worsening yellow vest violence, as scores of anti-government militants gear up for a ninth consecutive Saturday of protests. 

More than 80,000 police mobilise across France as protesters target town of Bourges