Police scuffled with protesters in Paris on Saturday, firing tear gas as thousands turned out across France for May Day workers’ rights demonstrations.
The crowds held placards with different demands, ranging from the end of the nighttime curfew in place as part of coronavirus restrictions, to a halt to unemployment reforms due to come into force in July.
The French police and gendarmerie detained 56 people during the restoration of order at the May Day demonstrations held in the largest cities of the country, according to the French Ministry of Internal Affairs. Of the total number of those detained, 46 are in Paris.
Some protesters smashed the windows of bank branches, set fire to dustbins and threw projectiles at police, who responded with volleys of tear gas and stingball grenades. An injured policeman had to be evacuated
Source: France 24