PARIS | The Latest: Macron visits building torched by protesters
PARIS — The Latest on France’s response to violent protests (all times local):
French President Emmanuel Macron has visited a regional government headquarters that was torched by protesters and promising firm punishment for perpetrators.
Macron hasn’t spoken publicly in days about nationwide protests over fuel tax rises that have prompted violence in multiple sites, including the worst rioting in Paris in decades.
One of the most dramatic incidents outside Paris was in Puy-en-Velay in southern France, where flames shot out from the prefecture, or administration headquarters for the province.