PARIS: Overnight clashes between French police and about 100 people have led to 12 arrests in eastern Paris.
The Paris police said the clashes took place from Friday night to early Saturday around the Place de la Republique on the sidelines of the “Night Rising” protest movement. A police car was set on fire and projectiles were thrown at police. The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd around 2 a.m. No injuries were reported.
The “Night Rising” movement started March 31 when some protesters denouncing the government’s labor changes decided to camp overnight in Place de la Republique in eastern Paris, which became a symbolic gathering place after last year’s deadly attacks upon Parisians.