According to reports, police were deployed to the France monument after a bag of ammunition was discovered near the Eiffel Tower. The area was briefly evacuated as police searched for evidence.

This comes just two days after armed police swarmed the same area following a suspicious package. 

France is currently on high alter after a reacher was beheaded by an 18-year-old man earlier this month.

Samuel Paty was beheaded in a Parisian suburb after showing his students Mohammed cartoons during a lesson on freedom of expression.

President Emmanuel Macron and his government urged citizens to be cautious in countries which have announced the boycott of French products.

The French foreign ministry said: “In several countries in recent days, there have been calls for a boycott of French products, particularly foodstuff, and more generally calls to protest against France.

“It is advisable to avoid areas where demonstrations are held, to stay away from gatherings, and to follow the guidance of the relevant French embassy or consulate.

“It is recommended to be most vigilant, especially when travelling, and in places frequented by tourists and expatriate communities.”

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