Scuffles in Paris as thousands gather for May Day rallies

Scuffles in Paris as thousands gather for May Day rallies

Brief scuffles between police and protesters have broken out in Paris as thousands of people gather for May Day rallies under tight security measures.

Police used tear gas to control the crowd gathering near Paris’s Montparnasse railway station.

Groups of hooded, black-clad people shouting anti-police slogans mixed with other protesters wearing yellow vests or waving union flags.

Riot police face demonstrators (Francois Mori/AP)
Riot police face demonstrators (Francois Mori/AP)

French authorities have warned “radical activists” may join the Paris demonstration and renew scenes of violence that marked previous yellow vest protests and May Day demonstrations in the past two years.

More than 7,400 police are deployed in Paris.

- Press Association

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