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France: Cars BURN as Paris protesters lash out at election result01:22

France: Cars BURN as Paris protesters lash out at election result

France, Paris
April 23, 2017 at 23:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Vehicles were set ablaze near Stalingrad metro station in Paris on Sunday, as part of the nationwide 'Night of the Barricades' protests, which began following the announcement of the first round of the French presidential elections.

'Night of the Barricades' protests are taking place in 13 cities across France and at least three people have been detained since protests began.

With 85 percent of the ballots counted in the first round of the French presidential elections, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the National Front's (FN) Marine Le Pen moved into the second run-off, scheduled for May 7, taking 23 and 22 percent of the vote respectively.

France: Cars BURN as Paris protesters lash out at election result01:22
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Vehicles were set ablaze near Stalingrad metro station in Paris on Sunday, as part of the nationwide 'Night of the Barricades' protests, which began following the announcement of the first round of the French presidential elections.

'Night of the Barricades' protests are taking place in 13 cities across France and at least three people have been detained since protests began.

With 85 percent of the ballots counted in the first round of the French presidential elections, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the National Front's (FN) Marine Le Pen moved into the second run-off, scheduled for May 7, taking 23 and 22 percent of the vote respectively.

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