Protests in Paris as Macron Re-Elected

Police in riot gear were seen charging at protesters in Paris and using tear gas after Emmanuel Macron was re-elected as president on April 24.

Footage taken by Nicolas Mercier of Hors-Zone Press shows a large number of police in riot gear charging through Les Halles shopping center and metro station.

The footage also shows police and protesters out on a nearby street, as tear gas is used.

Protesters are seen carrying climate-related banners, while at Place de la Republique, the words “le monde brule,” or “the world is burning,” can be seen on the pedestal of the square’s central monument. Credit: Nicolas Mercier via Storyful

Video transcript

[CROWD SHOUTING]

[LOUD BANGS]

[LOUD SHOUTING]

[WHISTLE]

[SIRENS BLARING]

[CROWD CHANTING AND CLAPPING]

[SHOUTING]

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

[BANG]

- (ON MEGAPHONE) [SPEAKING FRENCH]

[CROWD CHANTING AND CLAPPING]

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