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Student protesters clash with police, angry at first-round election victory of French presidential candidate Le Pen

AP , Sunday 23 Apr 2017
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Protesters angry that far-right leader Marine Le Pen is advancing the French presidential runoff are scuffling with police in Paris.

Crowds of young people, some from anarchist and "anti-fascist" groups, gathered on the Place de la Bastille in eastern Paris as results were coming in from Sunday's first-round vote.

Police fired tear gas to disperse an increasingly rowdy crowd. Riot police surrounded the area.

Protesters have greeted several of Le Pen's campaign events, angry at her anti-immigration policies and her party, which she has sought to detoxify after a past tainted by racism and anti-Semitism.

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