The Mercury

French police hold 19 over G7 protests

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MOSCOW: French police detained 19 people in connection with protests near Biarritz, host city of the Group of Seven summit, the Sud-Ouest newspaper reported on Sunday.

The newspaper noted that 17 of those were detained mainly for carrying weapons and violence against law enforcemen­t officers.

In a protest rally against French President Emmanuel Macron in Bayonne, people took to the streets with his portraits stolen from city halls. Also, anti-globalists marched against the G7 summit in the nearby commune of Hendaye. |

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