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Spontaneous and improvised marches continue to break into different districts of Paris shouting "The square is ours", pursued by the police. Groups come running, set fire to dumpsters, damage shop windows and flee to other neighborhoods. (HANDLE)

(ANSA) - PARIS, MARCH 21 - Spontaneous and improvised marches continue to break into various districts of Paris shouting "The square is ours", chased by the police.

The groups arrive running, set fire to bins, damage shop windows and flee towards other neighborhoods.

The police try to control the situation by loading and firing tear gas.

    At least 142 people have been arrested so far in the capital where according to TF1 almost 2,000 agents are busy maintaining order.

    In addition to Paris and Strasbourg, demonstrations took place in Dijon, where around 200 people demonstrated, some covered and hooded, shouting "we hate the police".

The demonstration was dispersed around 9pm and the police made two arrests.

    In Lyon, around 500 protesters, many of them young people, gathered around 8.30pm on Place Guichard and attacked police by throwing objects, before dispersing into different groups in different neighbourhoods.

An initial balance sheet of the prefecture reported two detentions.

    Two stops in Saint-Etienne, while in Voiron, in Isère, according to the prefecture, the residence of MoDem deputy Élodie Jacquier-Laforge was vandalised.

There were also several hundred demonstrators in Lille in front of the prefecture, where they booed and booed when they learned of the rejection of the no-confidence motion.

"It's about to explode", they sang, "Louis XVI we beheaded him, Macron we will start again".


Source: ansa

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