During the protest in Menilmontant, French police officers detained RT broadcaster correspondent Charlotte Dubenskij despite the fact that she had shown them a press card. The correspondent was later released as police did not file any charges against her.
On Monday, protesters gathered at the Place de la Republique square in Paris, with some people carrying banners saying "He is not our president" and "The first enemy of working people."
According to a Sputnik correspondent, police used tear gas and rubber bullets against the participants of the rally against elections and set up cordons en route. The correspondent added that protesters had also thrown a firecracker at a police cordon.
During the rally, police assaulted a Sputnik correspondent, confiscating her safety helmet and mask and almost breaking her phone which she was using for a live broadcast. The correspondent later said she felt well and did not receive any serious physical injuries.
The anti-elections protest ended at the Place de la Bastille square. According to the correspondent, it had lasted about half an hour and was said to take place again in the future.