France’s finance minister warns of catastrophic effects of ‘yellow jacket’ protests on the economy


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By Emmanuelle Saliba, Euronews and Linda Givetash

PARIS — Graffiti and broken windows were the only remnants Sunday of the violent protests that have roiled Paris in recent weeks. As residents of the City of Lights were returning to their daily routines, however, France’s finance minister warned that the demonstrations will have catastrophic effects on the country’s economy in the long term.

Bruno Le Maire visited business owners and walked by the shattered windows of a bookstore one day after riots brought the typically bustling city to a standstill on Saturday. The finance minister told Euronews these events will have negative implications on the “attractiveness of France” for business.

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