Five Ligue 1 matches postponed

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Ten French Ligue 1 football teams have had their weekend matches postponed due to security concerns over protests against the government.

Half of this weekend's French Ligue 1 football matches have now been postponed amid security concerns about anti-government protests across the country.

Angers against Bordeaux, initially planned for Saturday, was the latest addition to the list of postponements, taking the total to five.

Monaco had also been due to host Nice on Friday and Saint-Etienne were set to welcome Marseilles on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain were slated to host Montpellier, while Lyon was to travel to Toulouse on Saturday.

In every case, government or police authorities requested the postponement.

France's government are diverting police resources to deploy extra security around the country amid threats of new protests on Saturday.

Recent demonstrations against fuel tax rises and other grievances have resulted in rioting, looting and hundreds of injuries.

The league says the matches will be rescheduled.

Source AAP