Monday, May 07, 2007

Police battle anti-Sarkozy protestors

Police battle anti-Sarkozy protestors
PARIS, May 7, 2007 (AFP) - Riot squads fired tear gas Sunday at protestors throwing stones, bottles and, in one instance, acid at police in cities across France after right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy's presidential victory.
Clashes took place at Paris' Place de la Bastille, where about 5,000 supporters of the defeated Socialist candidate Segolene Royal had gone to await the election results and had stayed on after Sarkozy's triumph.
Up to 300 rioters, some wearing scarves around their faces, used bottles and stones in running attacks on police, who responded with baton charges, tear gas and water cannon.
"Police everywhere, justice nowhere," shouted some of the rioters, while others screamed "Sarko-fascist."
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