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France: Tear gas flies in Paris as anti-Le Pen left faces off with police01:15

France: Tear gas flies in Paris as anti-Le Pen left faces off with police

France, Paris
April 23, 2017 at 22:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Riot police deployed tear gas against protesters gathered at Paris' Place de la Republique, Sunday, after demonstrators came out following news that the National Front's (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen made it to the second round in the French presidential elections.

Protesters threw fireworks as large numbers of law enforcement personnel arrived at square.

After 84 percent of the ballots were counted in the first round of the French presidential elections, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the FN's Le Pen moved into the second run-off, scheduled for May 7, taking 23.35 and 22.47 of the vote respectively.

France: Tear gas flies in Paris as anti-Le Pen left faces off with police01:15
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Riot police deployed tear gas against protesters gathered at Paris' Place de la Republique, Sunday, after demonstrators came out following news that the National Front's (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen made it to the second round in the French presidential elections.

Protesters threw fireworks as large numbers of law enforcement personnel arrived at square.

After 84 percent of the ballots were counted in the first round of the French presidential elections, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the FN's Le Pen moved into the second run-off, scheduled for May 7, taking 23.35 and 22.47 of the vote respectively.

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