Monday, May 8, 2017
French Activists, Unions, Anarchists Clash With Riot Police In Anti-Macron Protest
At least 141 people were arrested in Paris during a demonstration that took place following Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election on Sunday evening, reports RT.
Six policemen and three demonstrators were injured, France 3 reported, adding that French police had deployed tear gas.
Those detained were accused of “violence against police,” including throwing projectiles at officers, and damaging property.
The demonstrators smashed the windows of a school and knocked over trash cans, Le Figaro reported, citing an unnamed police source.
Shouting “everyone hates the police,” hooded protesters, possibly Black Bloc members, most of them young men dressed in black, threw projectiles at Paris police.
Some great coverage by Luke Rudkowski:
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