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Paris police force postponement of PSG game

AFP  |  Paris 

Saint-Germain's home game against on Saturday has been postponed after a request from police in the French capital, the club said on Tuesday.

The match was due to be played at 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) at the No reason was given for the postponement but it is likely to be down to security concerns.

has been the scene of protests for three weekends running from "yellow vest" demonstrators unhappy at planned fuel tax rises.

Demonstrations turned particularly violent last Saturday, with 412 people arrested after the worst clashes in central for decades.

However, the backed down on Tuesday, with saying the planned increases in the price of fuel would be suspended for six months.

PSG are 14 points clear at the top of after seeing their perfect record this season ended in a 2-2 draw at Bordeaux on Sunday.

They play away on Wednesday, but the postponement of Saturday's game gives them extra time to prepare for next week's crucial trip to Red Star Belgrade.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:30 IST
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