More than a dozen of museums and other cultural sites in Paris will be closed Saturday amid fears of new rioting at protests called in the French capital by the yellow vest movement.

Several museums and two theaters in the city center, especially those close to the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, have announced they will not open their doors that day.

The Paris Opera has cancelled planned performances on its two Parisian sites. Two music festivals have also been postponed. The Arc de Triomphe remains closed since last weekend’s protest damaged the monument.

Paris police have also urged shops in the Champs-Elysees area to close on Saturday as a precaution. Many stores were smashed and looted in Paris last weekend.

The Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower still plan to remain open.

 

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Photo Credit: A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Join us" in Biarritz on Dec. 5. Concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop violent anti-government demonstrations seemed to have failed to convince protesters. Bob Edme / Associated Press