Hundreds march against far-right presidential hopeful
PARIS | Hundreds of people in France marched on Sunday to protest far-right National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, saying that basic freedoms would disappear if she were elected.
Some protesters threw firebombs at police during the march from suburban Aubervilliers to a Paris neighborhood where Ms. Le Pen is scheduled to hold a rally on Monday. Officers responded with tear gas during the skirmishes.
Fernanda Marrucchelli said Ms. Le Pen’s anti-immigration party “is fighting our essential freedoms, our rights, no matter if we are French or immigrant.”
A banner at the front of the march read “Paris-Suburbs Against the National Front.” Marchers handed out tracts denouncing xenophobia and racism that they allege Ms. Le Pen and her anti-immigration party represent.