'We are at war': French president Emmanuel Macron announces curbs to combat coronavirus, introduces fines to prohibit non-essential travel
'From tomorrow at noon and for at least 15 days, our trips will be greatly reduced,' Macron said in a televised address.
In France, police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters on Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations.
As France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum, govt calls for dialogue to 'unite those who want to transform' nation
Many protesters in France appeared to have switched their focus from the core issue of the protests so far — taxes and spending power — to other demands such as the greater use of referendums to decide government policy.
Yellow vest protests likely to continue despite concessions announced by Emmanuel Macron; French people divided in opinion over iconic movement
Thousands of France's "yellow vest" demonstrators were expected to take to the streets again on Saturday, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis.
French president Emmanuel Macron is poised to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party swept parliamentary elections.