France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

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Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris polic

Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris polic

A protester shouts slogans in front of a barricade on fire during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris police say mor

A protester shouts slogans in front of a barricade on fire during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris police say mor

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, at the Interior M

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, at the Interior M

Riot police officers take position during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow v

Riot police officers take position during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow v

A news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters c

A news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters c

Yellow vests demonstrators invade the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with rio

Yellow vests demonstrators invade the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with rio

A yellow vests protester takes a photograph of the the renamed Champs Elysees avenue as "Yellow Vest avenue" during a demonstration Saturday, March 16

A yellow vests protester takes a photograph of the the renamed Champs Elysees avenue as "Yellow Vest avenue" during a demonstration Saturday, March 16

A protester throws a device on the Louis Vuitton luxury shop on the Champs Elysees avenue, during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 201

A protester throws a device on the Louis Vuitton luxury shop on the Champs Elysees avenue, during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 201

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, and French Inte

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, presides over an emergency crisis meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, and French Inte

PARIS (AP) — Paris is cleaning up one of the world's most glamorous avenues after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters stunned the nation.

Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage Sunday after they were ransacked or blackened by life-threatening fires. Tourists took pictures as shop owners tried to repair broken windows and city workers scrubbed away graffiti.

The posh avenue looked like a battle scene Saturday as protesters rampaged and riot police struggled to contain them for hours.

President Emmanuel Macron promised a crackdown on troublemakers he said "want to destroy the republic, at the risk of killing people."

But he also tweeted that the rioting showed that his government needs to do more to address protesters' concerns.

The yellow vest movement had been fizzling in recent weeks.