May 19, 2024
'Armageddon' rioting breaks out in Paris as extremist demonstrators hijack May Day protests
A masked protester dressed in black standing next to a burning barricade during clashes on the sidelines of a May Day demonstration in Paris.
A masked protester dressed in black standing next to a burning barricade during clashes on the sidelines of a May Day demonstration in Paris.

Rioting broke out in Paris today as thousands gathered for May Day protests dubbed ‘Armageddon’ by extremist demonstrators.

Thugs from the so-called Black Bloc anti-capitalist movement were involved in running battles with police soon after 1pm and by 2pm, there had been 200 arrests in Paris, most for public order offences related to the rioting.

Clusters of anarchists and Yellow Vest protesters disrupted the May Day rallies in Paris by throwing rocks, setting rubbish cans on fire and antagonising police riot squads.  

Officers used tear gas, flash grenades and rubber ball launchers as troublemakers wearing black masks and hoods confronted them in the street and pelted them with stones and other objects.

The confrontations broke out near the start of the main May Day march near Montparnasse train station and started again at the end of the route near the Place d’Italie in southeast Paris as police tried to disperse stragglers. 

Black Bloc activists with their faces covered could be seen leading attacks on officers, and smashing up vehicles and shop fronts.

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