On 1 may every year a lot of meetings in big cities because it is the ‘Labor Day’ is. Many people are free then and go to the streets. The ministry of Home Affairs has in its balance sheet about 380 arrests all over the country, of which 330 in Paris. According to the ministry got a total of 24 protesters and 14 members of the police injured.
The 1 meibetogingen were in France rather quiet. Only in Paris was it already from 13 hours to riots between the police on the one hand, and anti-capitalist militants ("black blocs") and "yellow shirts" on the other. Also at the end of the demonstration, there were skirmishes. Rioters strike garbage cans, barricades and cars on fire and vandaliseerden different shops and a bank. The police took in more tear gas and water cannons.
thirty of the arrested was part of a group that was invaded in a hospital, says the public prosecutor. According to statistics from the bureau Occurrence, in command of different media, demonstrated approximately 40,000 persons in Paris. Trade union CGT had about 80,000 people. The official balance sheet of the ministry of Internal Affairs reported over 28,000 marchers.
The first skirmishes broke out in paris before the demonstration started. Violent demonstrators were also in the east of Paris, the confrontation with the police. Shop windows were killed, and there were fires founded.