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109 hooded youths taken into custody after Paris May Day Violence

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 May 2018, 14:14 IST

Mayday union demonstration led to turbulent protests in Paris. 109 people have been taken into custody on Wednesday after they torched a McDonald's restaurant and vehicles.

Several hooded youths joined the traditional May Day demonstration for workers right which later turned violent.

While President Emmanuel Macron was on a Sydney tour condemned the violence. He said during a press conference that May 1 marks Workers' Day not day of the hooligans.

People wearing a black jacket and face masks ran around the street shouting 'Rise up, Paris' and 'Everyone hates the police'.

Police said about 1,200 masked and hooded protesters attended the annual 1 May demonstration by labour unions.

First published: 2 May 2018, 14:14 IST
 
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