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Paris cops set on fire as a reported 2.3m protesters turn up for demonstrations in France

• By Simon Hamalienko

Clashes broke out on the streets of Paris as cops ended up on fire as they tackled May Day pension protesters.

Furious demonstrators showed their anger at French president Emmanuel Macron's unpopular pension policy.

Bank windows and bus stops were smashed, bicycles were torched and cops were also hit by objects after Mr Macron raised the retirement age from 62 to 64 last month.

Labour rights are celebrated across the globe on May 1 and campaigners marked the day by hitting the streets demanding higher salaries, reduced working hours and better working conditions.

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