Thousands rally in support of leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon in Paris

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Thousands of people rallied in support of French far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon in Paris, Saturday. His supporters packed the streets of the French capital between the squares of Place de La Bastille and Place de la Republique. Melenchon is a former minister for vocational training and is backed in the presidential election by the French Communist Party. If elected, he has pledged to quit NATO, obstruct free-trade deals, stop using nuclear energy and cut down the country's 35-hour work week.