French poll results spark violence

Anti-fascists clash with police. At least three people were detained and two heavily injured in the election night protests in Paris.

Crowds of anarchists and anti-fascists clashed with police after early French presidential election results showed Marine Le Pen would make it into the final round of voting.

Chaotic footage saw groups of angry young people going up against police carrying shields and wearing helmets

Police fired tear-gas to disperse the demonstrators while protestors burned a number of cars.

Protesters had gathered at the place de la Bastille to show their anger at far-right leader Marine Le Pen advancing to the 7 may runoff of the presidential election.

Early results from Sunday's first-round vote showed centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Le Pen in the clear lead.

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