TOULOUSE, France - A Michelin-starred chef who denounced the mindless violence of hoodlums on the fringes of France's "yellow vest protests" said on Wednesday he was contemplating his future after arsonists struck for a second time in two weeks.
Yannick Delpech, 43, who became the youngest French chef to win a star in 2000, said the blaze was started outside the kitchens of his L'Amphitryon restaurant while three employees were working inside.
"I am in total shock. Today my thoughts turn to the safety of my staff, my clients and myself. In the coming hours, I will make a decision about my restaurant's future," Delpech said in a statement.
The anti-government street protests have convulsed France for three months and posed the greatest challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's authority since he took office in May, 2017.