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‘Antifa’ rioters attack cops in march against ‘state violence’ (VIDEOS) – RT World News

Black-clad “Antifa” rioters in France attacked police with fists, projectiles and metal barriers, during a Paris protest they called “against state violence and violence. far right “.

Dressed in black and hiding their faces with masks and scarves, crowds of leftist “Antifa” protesters gathered in Paris, France on Saturday in which they noted was a gathering “against state violence and the extreme right”.

Clashes quickly broke out between the demonstrators and the ranks of the police who were there to maintain order. It is not known which side sparked the violence, but video footage posted to Twitter by a police officer shows leftists hurling projectiles at a group of retreating cops, before picking up metal crowd control barriers to attack officers. The agent who posted the video claimed that the “thugs in black” had struck first.

Another video shot by a self-proclaimed “freelance journalist” showed a small group of officers “Taken to task” by rioters, who demolished the fences and used them to attack the retreating police.

Footage taken earlier in the afternoon shows rioters dismantling barricades and firing flares, apparently marking when the protest turned violent. Police responded by firing tear gas into the crowd. It is not known how many people, if any, were arrested.

Similar scenes unfolded in Marseille on Friday, where Antifa showed up to protest the arrival of Eric Zemmour, a right-wing commentator and likely presidential candidate. Zemmour described Marseille as “A city submerged by immigration and partly Islamized.

Saturday’s protest unfolded against wider protests against government restrictions on Covid-19 and France’s strict health card system – which will require all adults to have received booster doses of the vaccine by the next day. mid-January to enter bars and restaurants and use public transport. Face masks became mandatory on Friday for all indoor environments, regardless of the wearer’s vaccine status, and are mandatory even at outdoor Christmas markets.

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