Riot police charge into crowds as protesters take to the streets after Macron’s victory – archyde

Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron won 58.2% of the vote, compared to 41.8% for far-right candidate Le Pen.

Riot police charged into crowds of protesters who took to the streets of France after Macron’s re-election.

Protesters have taken to the streets of France after the re-election of President Emmanuel Macron.

Riot police charged and fired tear gas at demonstrators in central Paris who were protesting after
President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected on Sunday, social media footage showed.

Police tried to disperse a crowd, mostly young people, who had gathered in the central Chatelet neighborhood to protest, according to images on Twitter.

Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff earlier Sunday to win a second five-year term and avert what would otherwise have been a major political change.
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Although Macron won by a comfortable margin, the abstention rate was expected to settle at the highest level since 1969, with a substantial part of voters unwilling to vote for either Macron or Le Pen.







People attend a rally after Macron’s re-election was announced, in Lyon tonight.
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Between the first round of voting and the second round on Sunday, students protested in front of the Sorbonne in Paris and other universities, expressing their disappointment with the options offered to them.

Macron is on track to win the French presidential election, according to official projections.

The incumbent president got 58.2% of the vote, compared to 41.8% for far-right candidate Le Pen.







French President Emmanuel Macron waves on stage after being re-elected as president tonight.
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Exit polls are always extremely accurate in France, meaning that the major broadcasters and other media outlets announced Macron’s victory as soon as the polls closed.

Macron celebrated with a rally at the Eiffel Tower following the release of the exit polls tonight.

Supporters in Paris began to chant ‘Five more years!’ in response to projections.







Supporters gather before the arrival of French President Macron
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In an ambitious victory speech, Macron said: “From now on I am no longer the candidate of a party.” I am the president of all!

He admitted that France was “full of anger and division”, but promised: “No one will be left by the wayside”.

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