Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

A bin is burning as school children demonstrate in Paris, Friday Dec.7, 2018. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting out

A bin is burning as school children demonstrate in Paris, Friday Dec.7, 2018. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting out

Yellow vests hang on the rooftop of an apartment building Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. Across the country, France is mobilizing

Yellow vests hang on the rooftop of an apartment building Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. Across the country, France is mobilizing

A worker cleans a graffiti reading "long term unrest" near the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. France was mobilizing tens of tho

A worker cleans a graffiti reading "long term unrest" near the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. France was mobilizing tens of tho

A worker screws a wooden plank to protect a shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. Many shop owners across the Fren

A worker screws a wooden plank to protect a shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. Many shop owners across the Fren

In this image taken from amateur video, showing police as they detain a large number of students Thursday Dec. 6, 2018, at Mantes-la-Jolie, France.  I

In this image taken from amateur video, showing police as they detain a large number of students Thursday Dec. 6, 2018, at Mantes-la-Jolie, France. I

FILE - In this Nov.21, 2018 file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting with French mayors at the Elysee Palace,

FILE - In this Nov.21, 2018 file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting with French mayors at the Elysee Palace,

FILE - In this Nov.27, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after delivering a speech on 'The presentation of the strategy for eco

FILE - In this Nov.27, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after delivering a speech on 'The presentation of the strategy for eco

PARIS (AP) — Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests.

President Emmanuel Macron's government has warned that Saturday's "yellow vest" protests in Paris will be hijacked by "radicalized and rebellious" crowds and become the most dangerous yet after three weeks of demonstrations.

Authorities are deploying barricade-busting armored vehicles and 8,000 police in the capital alone, part of 89,000 security forces fanned out around France.

The Eiffel Tower and Louvre are shut along with hundreds of stores and businesses, fearing damage after rioting last Saturday that saw 130 people injured and the worst urban unrest in Paris in decades.

The protesters are angry at Macron and high taxes, among other problems.