Tear gas deployed at election day rally in Paris, France

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Activists from several French unions and civil groups took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, April 22 ahead of French presidential vote. Demonstrators marched rejecting the policies presented by some of the leading candidates, protesting what they call a “political masquerade.” Police deployed tear gas, while protesters threw stones at security forces.

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