The unrest came as Front National leader Marine Le Pen declared French people “are no longer safe” and called for France to take back control of its borders.
UK Express (h/t Brenda K) Many people have taken to the streets across France today to show their solidarity with Paris despite the French government banning demonstrations from taking place for security reasons.
The protesters, armed with flares and with banners reading: “Throw out Islamists” pushed their way through the peaceful crowd and started chanting “Out the Muslims”. Protesters hurled anti-Islam chants as police surrounded the tense scenes.
Demonstrators, taking part in the act of solidarity organised by Human Rights League, lashed back at the group of right-wingers, shouting: “Get out Fascists”.