Paris Station Partly Evacuated After Fire During Protests: Police

Paris Station Partly Evacuated After Fire During Protests: Police

Paris police reported a fire Friday near the Gare de Lyon train station, which was partially evacuated amid violent protests against a Congolese singer due to give a concert nearby. "Avoid the area and allow the emergency services to intervene", the police said on Twitter, adding later the fire had been brought under control and was "being extinguished". Police said they had intervened to stop protesters who set alight garbage bins and scooters, releasing a thick, black smoke cloud over the city centre.

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