Masked and hooded individuals have thrown projectiles and Molotov cocktails onto police forces”: Paris police authorities
Police forces have retaliated with tear gas grenades, the Paris police said adding that two riot policemen have been hurt. Protesters have been throwing smoke grenades at police, who tried to push the crowds backwards down the road.
According to RT reporters on location, fires could be seen burning alongside the road. A policeman was reportedly injured in the clashes.
Tear gas has been deployed by law enforcement to keep the increasingly angry crowd at bay.
As RT further adds, Parisians gathered in Place de la Republique in the French capital on Monday to protest the results of the first round of the French presidential elections. It was not immediately clear which candidate, if any, the protesters preferred.