French PM: open to new measures to help the lowest paid

France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday said he was open to new measures to benefit workers on the lowest salaries, as the government scrambled to head off another round of ‘yellow vest’ protests in Paris this weekend.
Philippe also said 65,000 security force members would be deployed nationwide. Rioters last Saturday torched cars, looted shops and defaced the Arc de Triomphe in the worst unrest the French capital has seen in five decades.
A total of 146 people were arrested Thursday, December 6 before a high school in Mantes-la-Jolie after clashes and degrades in the city of Yvelines, told AFP the Commissioner Arnaud Verhille.
These arrests took place after new incidents near the Saint-Exupéry high school, where two cars were burned Wednesday and clashes broke out with the police, said an AFP journalist. The arrested are suspected of "participation in an armed crowd", detailed the Commissioner Arnaud Verhille.
Hand-shackled or on the head, kneeling or sitting on the ground, dozens of them were gathered in the garden of a pavilion and in an associative house by some 70 policemen mobilized for this operation, according to the journalist of the AFP.
Some arrested have already been taken to police stations of the department to be fixed on their fate and know if lawsuits are committed against them, according to the police source.
This net comes after recent incidents around high schools in Mantes-la-Jolie.
Elsewhere in France, clashes have also erupted around several institutions in the wake of a mobilization reactivated by the "yellow vests" and is now on its fourth day.