Protesters clash with riot police at May Day rally in Paris (VIDEO)

While people were demonstrating in the streets in a traditional May Day parade, sporadic clashes with police erupted, according to RT France’s correspondent reporting from the scene.

Police deployed tear gas to disperse some particularly hostile demonstrators.

Protesters threw rocks, trash and paint at security forces, while also letting off firecrackers and shouting slogans, RT France reported.

France, including its capital city, has seen a wave of violent protests recently, as thousands of people take to the streets to demonstrate against labor reforms. This week, security forces clashed with protesters in Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Rennes, and other cities. Police have detained a number of people.

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