Wednesday 19 September 2018

In Pictures: May Day celebrations turn ugly in France

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb posted a tweet condemning the ‘violence and vandalism’.

(Francois Mori/AP)
(Francois Mori/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Scattered vandalism marked May Day in France as hundreds of demonstrators marched across Paris to oppose economic policies pursued by President Emmanuel Macron.

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(Francois Mori/AP)

Some participants smashed the windows of a McDonald’s restaurant and set furniture inside on fire as the demonstration in the French capital heated up. Protesters also wore masks and threw firecrackers.

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(Francois Mori/AP)

Television cameras captured vandals overturning a car and setting it on fire.

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(Francois Mori/AP)

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb posted a tweet condemning the “violence and vandalism”.

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(Francois Mori/AP)
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(Francois Mori/AP)
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(Francois Mori/AP)
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(Francois Mori/AP)
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(Francois Mori/AP)

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