Students clash with police in Paris anti-election demo

2017-04-27 19:01
(Kamil Zihnioglu, AP)

(Kamil Zihnioglu, AP)

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Paris - Student protesters clashed with police in Paris on Thursday in a demonstration against both presidential candidates in France's upcoming runoff election.

Black-clad demonstrators who had broken off from the march of around 1 000 students hurled bottles at police who responded with tear gas.

The march was called by student groups opposed to both business-friendly centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen, who face off in the May 7 vote.

Protesters smashed storefronts and set rubbish bins alight while some waved signs that said "Neither the banker, nor the racist", referring to Macron and Le Pen.

Read more on:    france  |  elections

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