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Protesters clash with police after Bastille Day parade

Protesters clash with police after Bastille Day parade

A French police source and a court source said some 152 protesters and their leaders had been detained.
15.07.2019 - 09:45

Hundereds of Yellow Vests protesters clashed with police on Paris' Champs-Elysees after the military parade celebrating France's Bastille Day on Sunday.


Bastille Day celebrations in Paris have been marred by clashes between police and protesters.

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from the Champs Elysees avenue, few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had presided over the Bastille Day military parade.

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Protesters smashed store windows and set fires around the city. Rioters also looted and torched shops.


In Grigny province of Paris, protesters used molotov cocktails, powerful fireworks against police forces.

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According to the Paris prosecutor's office, in total, 152 people were taken in for questioning ahead of or during the parade.