Tear gas fired during May Day demonstrations in Paris, scores detained - VIDEO

  01 May 2019    Read: 2089
 Tear gas fired during May Day demonstrations in Paris, scores detained -  VIDEO

Demonstrators marching in Paris to mark International Workers' Day have been met with tear gas, images from the French capital show, with reports of over 160 people detained, RT reported.

The procession was scheduled to start at 2:30pm local time but clashes have already erupted between riot police and protesters who have turned out in their thousands.

Ahead of the march, some 165 protestors were arrested on Wednesday and more than 9,000 “preventive checks” carried out by police, according to French reports.

 

Protesters in some parts of the city have begun erecting barricades to block the advance of charging riot police.

 

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