The Guardian, “Anarchists hijack climate march on day of violent protests in Paris”

So-called Black Bloc anarchists infiltrated a peaceful climate change march in Paris on Saturday, smashing shop and business windows and torching mopeds and dustbins en route.

Police made more than 120 arrests as the French capital saw a series of demonstrations.

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest protesters) carried out their 45th Saturday of action in the city; there were also demonstrations against the government’s proposed pension reforms in other parts of the city, as well as a separate climate march.

During the afternoon, Black Bloc activists joined the climate march as it headed to the Jardins de Luxembourg and threw missiles at police, who sought to separate the climate demonstrators from those intent on vandalism and violence.

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