December 6th – On the evening of the 5th local time, protests broke out again in many parts of France. In Paris, thousands of people took to the streets to hold a march for “social rights and freedoms” against the implementation of the draft “security law”. The march eventually fell into chaos: demonstrators burned cars, broke windows, and fired with laser pointers. French police responded with tear gas, arresting at least 22 people.
According to the live video released by Russian TV today on the 5th, thousands of demonstrators set out from the gate of lira in northeast Paris to the Place du Republic in the center of the city. The marchers tried to express their dissatisfaction with the violent law enforcement of the police and the French government’s draft “security law”.
The peace march then fell into chaos, and groups of black-clothed and masked demonstrators began to smash the window glass of the store and burn cars. Violent clashes broke out in the eastern streets of Paris. Demonstrators erected roadblocks, set fire, used laser pointers to shoot indiscriminately, and confronted the police. Similar explosions could be heard at the scene.
Other videos show that violent demonstrators broke the windows of several buildings, including a supermarket, a real estate agency and a bank, and set fire to several cars, accompanied by shouting slogans. They also destroyed street cameras along the way and threw firecrackers and flammables at the police.
Law enforcement officers wearing helmets and riot control equipment were deployed in the streets to fight back violent demonstrators with tear gas and tried to disperse the crowd. According to multiple videos, the streets of Paris are full of thick tear gas, scattered with fragments and burning roadblocks.
French police said that at least 500 violent demonstrators “infiltrated” the demonstration in an attempt to create chaos. The French Interior Ministry confirmed that at least 22 people were arrested that night. More than 90 demonstrations were held across France on the 5th, most of which were peaceful.