French election: Protesters opposing both candidates clash with police

Student protesters have clashed with French police during a demonstration against both candidates in the upcoming presidential election. The demonstrators broke off from a march of around 1,000 students in the capital Paris.

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    Student protesters have clashed with French police during a demonstration against both candidates in the upcoming presidential election.

    The demonstrators broke off from a march of around 1,000 students in the capital Paris to hurl bottles at police who responded with tear gas.

    The protesters were opposing both the business-friendly centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right's Marine Le Pen, who face off in the May 7 vote.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Nice.


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