French police use tear gas to disperse anti-G7 protesters

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — French riot police briefly used water cannons and tear gas to disperse anti-capitalist protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz, where President Emmanuel Macron and his G7 allies meet for a three-day summit.

A police helicopter flew overhead while dozens of demonstrators, some wearing face masks, taunted police.

Earlier, thousands of anti-globalization activists joined Basque separatists and yellow vest demonstrators in a peaceful march on France’s border with Spain to demand action from G7 leaders meeting in the nearby coastal resort of Biarritz.


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