Police use tear gas to disperse radicals at demonstration in Paris

Paris, July 1 (UNI) Police used tear gas to disperse radicals from the black bloc movement at a demonstration in Paris, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

The demonstration began on the Place de la Republique in Paris after the announcement of the first results of the first round of parliamentary elections in France. More than a thousand people took part in the protest, but currently, the number of protesters does not exceed 200.

The demonstration was peaceful for several hours, but then radical youth from the black bloc movement joined the action. The radicals began to provoke the police by throwing flares at them, setting trash cans on fire and smashing cafe windows.

The far-right National Rally party is leading in the first round of elections with 34.2%, followed by the left-wing New Popular Front alliance and French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition with 29.1% and 21.5%, respectively.

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