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Woman protester is thrown to the ground by police in Paris

This is the shocking moment a woman protester was thrown to the ground by riot police during an election demonstration in France.

Footage shows the woman screaming after hitting the ground during a protest in Paris as results from the first round of the presidential election were being revealed yesterday.

The video then shows her lying motionless as emergency crews rush in to help her before she is taken away on a stretcher.

It is not yet clear where exactly the incident took place but there are reports that she had been ‘seriously’ injured.

Protesters can be heard calling out for a medic and footage shows riot police spraying gas from canisters as others surround the injured woman. 

French police say six officers and three demonstrators were injured in election night violence in which protesters burned cars, danced around bonfires and dodged riot officers. 

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will battle it out for the French presidency on May 7.

Macron and Le Pen swept aside the political mainstream in the first round vote meaning no major party candidate has advanced to the run-off for the first time in modern history.

Police said on Monday morning they had detained 29 people in the unrest between protesters and police at the Place de la Bastille.

Protesters waved red flags and sang ‘No Marine and No Macron!’ in anger at the results of Sunday’s first-round presidential election.

The crowds of young people, some from anarchist and anti-fascist groups, gathered in eastern Paris as results were coming in from Sunday’s first-round vote.

Police fired tear gas to disperse an increasingly rowdy crowd. Riot police surrounded the area.

Some 300 people gathered at a peaceful protest at nearby Place de la Republique, waving red flags and dancing around the flames of a bonfire.

Some sang ‘Now burn your electoral cards’ or ‘No Marine and No Macron!,’ referring to centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who topped the first-round vote and advance to the May 7 runoff.  

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