Singaporeans living in Paris lament impact of violent protests on small businesses

Scenes of the riots on Boulevard Haussmann, a street close to the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris on Dec 1, 2018.
Scenes of the riots on Boulevard Haussmann, a street close to the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris on Dec 1, 2018.PHOTO: MASHIZAN MASJUM

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

As these events unfolded on Saturday (Dec 1), Mr Mashizan Masjum - a Singaporean shoe designer based in the French capital - watched from his atelier along Avenue de Friedland near the Arc de Triomphe.

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