At least two dead and one injured after demonstrations against Macron in Paris

At least two people have died and one has been injured. in the surroundings of the popular Pont-Neuf (New Bridge) in Paris after the altercations registered in the capital and in different parts of France between the Police and groups of protesters against the French president, Emmanuel Macron, re-elected this Sunday for a new term.

The event took place at night in the capital, after A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction collided with the policeas the newspaper has learned The Figaro through a police source.

“A car was parked in the wrong direction along the Vert-Galant square in Pont-Neuf. The Police approached to control the people present in the vehicle by pointing automatic weapons at it. The driver ran towards the Police at full speed. speed. The police fired immediately,” said this source to the aforementioned medium.

The two deceased people are the occupants of the vehicle and a third passenger who has been injured.. The Police have imposed a security perimeter in the area and an investigation has already been opened, as police sources have collected.

Massive demonstration against Macron

This event has taken place in the framework of the demonstrations against Macron. In the Place de la République in Paris Hundreds of protesters have gathered immediately after the announcement of the victory of the presidential candidate, around 8:15 p.m., spontaneously summoned through social networks, according to French radio France Blue.

The participants have chanted slogans such as “Anti, anti-capitalist”, “There is no quarter for fascists. There are no fascists in our neighborhoods” either “Here we are, even if Macron doesn’t want it. We are here, for the honor of the workers and for a better world. Even if Macron doesn’t want it, we are here.”

On the banners were phrases like “And now, the answer”“It is not the undocumented who must be fired” or “Real democracy is here”, according to various French media.

Protesters at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France. EFE/EPA/Mohammed Badra

police charges

When the attendees have started the march to leave the square, around 10:00 p.m., Police have made a first charge and has used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters.

Then the demonstrators have regrouped and around 11:00 p.m. there were only a few dozen people left while the Police maintained an important presence.

in Rennesin the northwest of the country, protesters have burned containers and have confronted the agents. Other videos shared on social networks show police charges. The Yellow Vests movement has called several demonstrations over the last week under the slogan “anything but Macron”.

The manifestation has finally left Place Sainte-Anne, from where he started, and the demonstrators have dispersed into various groups. Police forces have questioned at least seven people and a French citizen has been arrested, as reported by the media West France.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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