REVEALED: French soldiers will be allowed to ‘OPEN FIRE’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend as the military is drafted in to help 5,000 police on the streets of Paris

March 24, 2019 in News, Video by Slad

Despite 250 plus arrests and numerous serious injuries, scenes of anarchy were broadcast all over the world. Pictured: Le Fouquet's restaurant in flames

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

French soldiers will be permitted to ‘open fire’ if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, the military governor of Paris said today.

General Bruno Leray’s ominous words highlight the growing law and order crisis faced by President Emmanuel Macron as he faces up to the increasingly violent social movement.

It has now been confirmed that the French Army will support some 5,000 police trying to keep order during the 19th Yellow Vest Saturday demonstration in a row in Paris at the weekend.

General Leray told Franceinfo Radio on Friday: ‘If their life or that of the people they defend is threatened, they can go up to opening fire.’

There was widespread rioting across the French capital last Saturday, with banks, high-end shops, and restaurants looted and burnt out.

French police will be allowed to open fire if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, the military governor of Paris said today. Pictured: protesters setting up a barricade on the Champs-Elysees last Saturday

French police will be allowed to open fire if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, the military governor of Paris said today. Pictured: protesters setting up a barricade on the Champs-Elysees last Saturday

The French Army will support some 5,000 police trying to keep order during the 19th Yellow Vest Saturday demonstration in a row in Paris at the weekend. Pictured: a protester stood next to a flaming newsstand on the Champs-Elysees

The French Army will support some 5,000 police trying to keep order during the 19th Yellow Vest Saturday demonstration in a row in Paris at the weekend. Pictured: a protester stood next to a flaming newsstand on the Champs-Elysees

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