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May Day in France: six police injured as violent group hijacks Paris march
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May Day in France: six police injured as violent group hijacks Paris march

by firstsource newsMay 1, 2017

About 150 people armed with molotov cocktails and stones invade event, with France divided over presidential election

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France’s political, personal and social divisions divisions were laid bare on the streets of Paris on Monday as May Day marches dominated by the final round vote in the presidential election saw violent clashes between police and masked youths.

Six riot police officers were injured, one with third-degree burns to his hand and face, in Paris when a group of about 150 people armed with molotov cocktails, stones and sticks hijacked the traditional May Day march organised by French unions.

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