Protests erupted in several cities in France after the results of the presidential election were announced on Sunday evening. In Lyon there were clashes between leftist groups, “yellow vest” protesters and the police, As reported by broadcaster BFMTV, First, the protesters opened fire on the city police with firecrackers, as can also be seen in the video images. Later, the National Police intervened to stop the riots.
Even in Paris in the evening, protesters gathered in several places, who considered neither the winner Emmanuel Macron nor his defeated competitor Marine Le Pen a sensible choice, like a newspaper Le Parisien informed of, Initially, there was no talk of any major riots in the capital.
In Rennes, western France, where the first round of elections sparked riots by leftist groups and protests against extreme rightists, the province banned a demonstration on Sunday evening. Fresh damage to property and attacks on police must be stopped. Nevertheless, around 100 people reportedly gathered to demonstrate against the outcome of the election.
Two weeks ago, on election night, windows and shop windows were destroyed, garbage cans were set on fire, barricades were set up and items were thrown at police officers, the prefecture said.
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