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Activists protest French far right victory

Thursday - 5/29/2014, 10:30am  ET

PARIS (AP) -- Several hundred human rights activists, leftists and others are marching through Paris to protest the victory of the French far right in European Parliament elections.

Europe's political establishment is reeling and searching for new direction after far-right and Euroskeptic parties made big gains in Sunday's elections. The anti-immigration National Front got the largest number of votes in France.

About 1,000 protesters gathered Thursday at Bastille Square in Paris, including students and activists from the International League for Human Rights and the New Anticapitalist party.

They say the National Front, which warns that France risks being subsumed by Muslim immigration, threatens French values of tolerance and social justice.


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