Minister says anti-Macron protestors 'complicit' in demo violence

French interior minister Gérard Collomb has ignited a fierce row after accusing union organisers of recent nationwide street marches against government policy, during which there have been violent attacks by extremist anti-capitalist groups on shops, banks and vehicles, of being 'accomplices' to the events by not preventing them.

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The French interior minister has accused protesters against Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms of “passive complicity” with people who have smashed shops and banks and set fire to cars during demonstrations, reports The Guardian.