Several tourist attractions in Paris will stay closed on Saturday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests.

Authorities across France are holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces.

Several tourist attractions such as Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, museums, opera houses and shops in Paris announced they would close Saturday as a precaution because the city endured some of the worst riotings in decades last Saturday.

The government has said it is scrapping the fuel tax increases in its budget - the main reason that started the protests but the yellow vest protesters said it is not enough. They issued more than 40 demands to government including a minimum pension, widespread changes to the tax system, and a reduction in the retirement age.