France planning heavy security for New Year's Eve
Yellow vest protestors. Photo: Bruno Thevenin/LightRocket via Getty Images
Authorities in France are deploying more than 147,000 officers nationwide for security during New Year's Eve celebrations for what the country's Interior Ministry calls a "high terrorist threat," the Associated Press reports.
The big picture: Though the yellow vest protests against taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's policies have faded since he announced concessions, authorities are still concerned about "non-declared" protests in public places that could become dangerous. The ministry will have extra security focus on heavy gathering places such as roads, public transportation and shopping areas.