Sunday, May 06, 2007

More on the situation at the Place de la Bastille

Riot police have set up a barricade at the corner of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir where they are being pelted with bricks and bottles. Around 1000 people are watching the ongoing street battles from the steps of the Bastille Opéra.

After extensive use of tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, riot police started making use of a water canon.

Calls have gone out from extreme-Left web forums calling on demonstrators to converge on the Bastille.

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