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    Violent Clashes Erupt in Paris Following Macron Win

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    Demonstrators reacting to Emmanuel Macron’s win in the second round of the French presidential runoff gather at Republic Square in Paris, where the situation eventually exploded into a violent face-off with police.

    Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators. A Sputnik correspondent covering the protest was hit several times while recording the dispute between French law enforcement and upset activists. 

    "I was hit by a baton several times when I was shooting policemen at the time of their clash with demonstrators. It hurts a little, but nothing has been injured."

    According to the correspondent, police officers had previously confiscated her safety helmet and mask. 

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