France is considering a state of emergency to quell some of the worst social unrest the country has seen in over a decade. A Monday appearance at the COP 24 climate change summit by French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe was abruptly canceled. Philippe instead spent the day with political leaders, discussing how to defuse nationwide protests that have increasingly turned violent. Over the weekend, cars in Paris were torched, stores looted and the Arc de Triomphe — a symbol of victory during the Napoleonic wars — vandalized. Over 400 people were arrested and more than 100 injured, including 23 members of the security services.… Seguir leyendo »
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