AThe marches in the Parisian capital left at least 12 people injured, including police and gendarmes, after security forces launched tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to the BFM television channel.

Several protesters threw stones at the Paris police, while scenes of vandalism were recorded, with damage to at least two shop windows and a bus stop, although the atmosphere at Place de la Nation is now calmer.

According to data from the Ministry of the Interior, around 121,000 people took to the streets across France, while the CGT indicated that 210,000 protesters took part in the marches scheduled in cities such as Lyon, Marseille or Nice.

The Labor Day demonstrations showed the discontent of the French not only with national issues, such as the controversial pension reform, but also with the situation in the Gaza Strip or the celebration of the Paris Olympic Games, which will begin in July.

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