France says bus, tram services to be halted nationwide at 9 p.m. from Friday

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France’s interior ministry said that bus and tram services would be halted nationwide at 9 p.m. from Friday and sales of large fireworks would be banned, under measures intended to tamp down on violent protests.

The statement said that regional prefects, who are in charge of security around the country, would also be asked to ban the sale and transport of petrol cans, acids and other inflammable liquids.

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