France’s Anarchists Clash With the Police on May Day
This year’s election pits Emmanuel Macron, a technocrat centrist, against Marine Le Pen, a far-right anti-immigrant candidate, leaving a difficult and frustrating choice for left-wing voters. Many anarchists and anti-fascists who attended this year’s protest are choosing to abstain from voting, embracing the idea of the “ungovernable generation” – rejecting the election and the political status quo entirely.
VICE travelled to Paris to witness firsthand the anger and frustration that made this year’s May Day protest one of the most violent in years.
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