Clashes at demo as election results announced

Demonstrators at Paris’ place de la Bastille clash with police as the results of the first round in French presidential election is announced.

PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 23, 2017) (REUTERS) – Demonstrators at Paris’ Place de la Bastille clashed with police on Sunday (April 23) as the results of the first round in French presidential election were announced.

Early projections indicated that Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen were set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second.

On Paris place de la Bastille, at a protest that had been called by left wing militants, some demonstrators were seen sending objects and fireworks at riot police.