Police in the French capital, Paris, have clashed with supporters of Marin Le Pen, the country’s defeated presidential candidate. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
At the same time, protests began in Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge over the Seine River in Paris. At that time, when a car started rushing towards the police, some members of the law enforcement forces shot at the car in self-defense. Two of the three occupants of the vehicle were killed on the spot and a third was injured.
According to a report by Reuters, Le Pen’s supporters began protesting in various parts of Paris after the final election results were released after midnight on Sunday. The largest protest was in the Chatelate area. Police fired several teargas shells to disperse protesters in the area.
Protests also broke out in Pont Neuf. Macron was celebrating the election victory with his supporters in the Champ de Mars Park, just two kilometers from the area where the protesters had gathered in Pont Neuf.
Emanuel Macron has been elected President of France for the second time, defeating the far-right leader Marin Le Pen. According to French media reports, Macron received 56 percent of the vote, while his opponent Marin Le Pen received 42 percent.
However, despite Macron winning, voter turnout was significantly lower in this election. According to a government survey, this is the lowest turnout since the 1989 presidential election.
Source: Reuters, AFP