At least 20 injured huge bakery explosion in centre of Paris

Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and evacuate some people from the building using ladders while emergency workers treated some of the injured at the scene.

The explosion came amid heavy security in Paris and around France for yellow vest protests expected later Saturday.

Around 80,000 police officers and gendarmes have been deployed across France as the country braces for the ninth straight weekend of anti-government protests.

Five thousand police are out in Paris to try and prevent a repeat of the violence that flared up again last Saturday, with ministers warning that they fear this weekend’s demos might be even more violent.

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