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The Photos From The Anti-Election Protests Happening In Paris Are Terrifying

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Things escalated during a protest in Paris on Monday after antifascists and anarchists lit a shopping cart on fire and pushed it into a blockade of riot police.


The march was meant to travel four kilometers through central Paris, starting in Place de la République, making its way to Place de la Bastille, and then finishing in Place de la Nation.

Live in Paris following antifa protesting the #Presidentielle2017


Currently, centrist candidate Emannuel Macron is leading the polls by 20% against populist far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Though many people — especially in France — believe that neither candidate is a good option.

Live in Paris following "antifascists" protesting the #Presidentielle2017

The final round of France's presidential election is on Sunday, May 7.

Live in Paris following "antifascists" protesting the #Presidentielle2017

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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