PARIS | France: Protest planned amid revelry; Macron defends agenda

PARIS | France: Protest planned amid revelry; Macron defends agenda

PARIS — Paris is holding its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as protesters from an anti-government movement planned to gather Monday night on the famed avenue where a peaceful march at the beginning of the month led to violent clashes with police.

The yellow vest protesters, angry over taxes and what they see as President Emmanuel Macron‘s pro-business policies, called on social media for a “festive event” in the French capital and other cities.

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