Fresh from a G20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron was driven straight from the airport to the Arc de Triomphe which, over the weekend, had been targeted by angry protesters who sprayed graffiti and smashed the statue of Marianne. The Champs Elysees was closed to the public so they spread out in the surrounding area smashing pavements and street furniture, burning cars and buildings, and targeting shops and restaurants. The government is debating whether to re-impose a state of emergency which was in place between 2015 and 2017.
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