Paris riot cops disperse protesters with tear gas as harsh 2nd lockdown takes effect in France (VIDEOS)
Added 10-30-20 01:37:03am EST - “Protesters took the streets of the French capital to denounce the government's second sweeping national shutdown amid a surge in new coronavirus infections, seeing clashes with police, who responded with tear gas.” - Rt.com
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Scores of demonstrators embarked on a protest march on Thursday night, starting at Paris’ iconic Place de la Republique and continuing into the city. RT’s video agency Ruptly, as well as RT France reporter Charles Baudry, were on the ground to document the rally.
Tear gas flies in #Paris as protesters rally against nationwide #COVID19 lockdown in #Francepic.twitter.com/6hRSuESPOF
As the march snaked its way through Paris, energized protesters were heard chanting slogans against the lockdown, some launching fireworks, burning flares and overturning trash cans as they went.
????Environ 150-200 personnes manifestent actuellement dans les rues de la capitale contre le confinement.#COVID19#confinement2#reconfinement2#Parispic.twitter.com/9fND8bwmWU
????Plusieurs poubelles sont renversées sur le trajet de la manifestation contre le #confinement à Paris. #COVID19#confinement2#reconfinement2#Parispic.twitter.com/kCgg9eVvYO
????Plusieurs tirs de gaz lacrymogènes près du Centre Pompidou. Les clients d’un restaurant doivent évacuer et se réfugier dans l’établissement. #COVID19#confinement2#reconfinement2#Parispic.twitter.com/quRz5EbMQw— Charles Baudry (@CharlesBaudry) October 29, 2020
Restaurants are crowded, too, as people are going out to eat for what may be their last dinner out for at least one month (and maybe more).— Michael E. Webber (@MichaelEWebber) October 29, 2020
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