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‘Armageddon’ rioting breaks out in Paris as extremist demonstrators hijack May Day protests

May 2, 2019

A man, his face covered in blood and heavily bandaged, is assisted as he walks away during a May Day demonstration in the French capital Paris today

Rioting broke out in Paris today as thousands gathered for May Day protests dubbed ‘Armageddon’ by extremist demonstrators.

Thugs from the so-called Black Bloc anti-capitalist movement were involved in running battles with police soon after 1pm.

By 2pm, there had been 165 arrests in Paris, most for public order offences related to the rioting.

Weapons were also confiscated as the police used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to try and restore order.

People hold blue, white and red smoke bombs as they demonstrate to mark May Day or Labour Day on May 1, 2019 in Toulouse, southwestern France

A wounded riot policeman is comforted by colleagues as medics treat him during clashes with police on the sidelines of a May Day demonstration in Paris

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