Singaporeans in Paris lament impact of violent protests on businesses

The aftermath of the riots in Boulevard Haussmann, close to the Arc de Triomphe which is near Singaporean shoe designer Mashizan Masjum’s atelier. As a business owner, Mr Mashizan said what stood out to him were the shops that were damaged or had t
The aftermath of the riots in Boulevard Haussmann, close to the Arc de Triomphe which is near Singaporean shoe designer Mashizan Masjum’s atelier. As a business owner, Mr Mashizan said what stood out to him were the shops that were damaged or had their windows smashed. PHOTO: MASHIZAN MASJUM
Mr Mashizan Masjum
Mr Mashizan Masjum
Ms Sharon Au
Ms Sharon Au

Cars were overturned, some in flames; buses were wrecked. Glass panels were shattered, and debris littered the streets in central Paris.

As these events unfolded on Saturday, Mr Mashizan Masjum - a Singaporean shoe designer based in the French capital - watched from his atelier in Avenue de Friedland near the Arc de Triomphe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2018, with the headline 'Singaporeans in Paris lament impact of violent protests on businesses'. Print Edition | Subscribe