Paris May Day protests: police and demonstrators clash

The trade union event also brought both the 'yellow-vest' movement and so-called 'black blocks' of dark-clad protesters onto the streets.

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French police have fired tear gas on masked protesters who joined large May Day demonstrations in Paris, reports the BBC.

Traditionally a union-led day of action in the country, this year's event brought both the "yellow-vest" movement and so-called "black blocks" of dark-clad protesters onto the streets.

Some smashed shop windows and threw projectiles at the more than 7,000 officers deployed.

Police responded with tear gas and water cannon, and arrested 380 people.

About 38 people were wounded, including 14 officers - one of whom was hit in the head with a paving stone.

Read more of this report from the BBC.

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