Architects and construction workers have now stabilised the damaged structure of Notre Dame Cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the Paris building.
A founding leader of the yellow vest movement in France has accused president Emmanuel Macron of exploiting the Notre Dame Cathedral fire for political gain.
Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with police firing tear gas after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and bans on protests in high-risk neighbourhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the city a week ago.
Protesters wearing yellow vests attempted to storm the Attorney General’s office amid claims their calls for a meeting over the deaths of three teenage boys have been ignored.
France’s prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.
French President Emmanuel Macron summoned top security officials on Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene.
French yellow vest protesters have started fires, smashed up luxury shops and clashed with police in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.
Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations.