Violence flares at May Day in Paris

Up to 40000 people participated in this year’s May Day rally in Paris – many of them union members, “Yellow Vest” protesters and so called ‘black bloc’ activists. Although violence stayed below levels feared before the march, protesters clashed with police forces several times.

A member of the yellow vests movement covering his eyes due to the tear gas which covered whole streets of houses
Protester using a tennis racket to hurl back a tear gas canister
Yellow vest activist in a cloud of teargas kicking away tear gas canisters
French riot police officer with tear gas launcher
French riot police being attacked with rocks and bottles
Burning barricade and approaching riot police
Yellow vest activists in front of french riot police and a water cannon
French riot police
Protesters in a cloud of teargas
Protester with his yellow vest