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In Images: Anti-capitalist protesters run riot in Paris May Day violence

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In Images: Anti-capitalist protesters run riot in Paris May Day violence
All Photos: AFP
09:34 CEST+02:00
The traditional May Day rally in Paris was overshadowed by violence on Tuesday as hundreds of radical anti-capitalist protesters ran riot in the French capital.

Hooded youths from the so-called "Black Blocks" ran amok in Paris on Tuesday after joining the traditional May 1 union-led demonstration for workers' rights.

Shouting "Rise up, Paris" and "Everyone hates the police", anti-capitalist protesters in black jackets and face masks had tried to hold up the Paris march and then ran amok along the route.

They set fire to a McDonald's restaurant near Austerlitz station, east of  the city centre, and torched vehicles at a car dealership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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