Monday, April 24, 2017
New French Rule: Don't Like Outcome, Riot
Communists Rioting Over Presidential Election Results
Police detained 29 people in Paris on Sunday after “anti-fascist” demonstrators became violent – hurling glass bottles and firecrackers and setting cars ablaze.
Six officers and three demonstrators were injured during the protests at the Place de la Bastille. Several businesses sustained damage, Agence-France Presse reported. At least three people were arrested.
Many of the left-wing protesters said they were angry at the first-round results of the presidential election in which centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen emerged as the two top vote getters.
“We have come here to protest against the pantomime of this election,” a protester told AFP.