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Violence breaks out at Paris May Day protests


Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad anarchists who ransacked businesses in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests over the policies of newly reelected President Emmanuel Macron.

Thousands joined marches across France, calling for salary increases and for Macron to drop a plan to raise the retirement age.

Most of the protests were peaceful, but violence broke out in the capital, where police arrested 54 people, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Twitter. Eight officers were injured, he said.

About 250 rallies were organized in cities across France.

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