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Paris police to deploy 2,000 officers to ensure security at Saturday’s anti-govt protest

About 2,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security in the French capital during an anti-government protest on Saturday, according to the head of Paris police. Prefect Michel Delpuech told reporters on Friday that a “powerful and consistent” effort will be made, four days after May Day protests turned violent in the city. Delpuech said “there is every reason to think” violent individuals will try to disturb Saturday’s protest. The march, supported by far-left party France Insoumise (“Rebel France”), aims to denounce French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, AP said.

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