Police officers clash with a demonstrator near the Invalides during a protest against proposed labor reforms in Paris on June 14, 2016. / AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET
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Forty people were hurt and authorities made 73 arrests Tuesday as violence between riot police and masked troublemakers gripped Paris protests over France's labor reforms.Police fired water cannon in the south of the city to quell rioters as "several hundred" masked protesters lobbed objects at security forces in bloody scenes in the French capital.Police said 29 members of the security forces were among the 40 injured overall.During the Paris unrest, several demonstrators stormed a building site and hurled wooden pallets at riot police.The CGT laid on more than 600 buses to transport demonstrators to Paris and unions said around one million people had joined in.Police and unions gave wildly different figures for the turnout, with police estimating the crowds in Paris at between 75,000 and 80,000, and at least 125,000 overall in France.The actions have further depressed France's tourism sector, already hit by the November jihadist attacks in Paris.
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