Paris May Day riots see mask-wearing anarchists burn down businesses bringing chaos to the French capital

Protesters dressed in black and with the face covered hold smoke bombs as they take part in a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1.MORE than 200 people have been arrested in Paris as a May Day trade union rally erupted in violence.

Police used water cannon and tear gas as about 1500 hooded and masked rioters tore through the city setting fire to businesses and vehicles.

A McDonaldโ€™s restaurant and Renault garage in the east of the city were ransacked and set alight, while riot police were attacked with rocks.

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