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Sunday, 7 April, 2002, 21:21 GMT 22:21 UK
In Pictures: French anti-Semitism protests
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday in protest at a spate of recent attacks on Jewish schools, cemeteries and synagogues.

But the rally in Paris was marred by clashes between pro-Israeli activists and demonstrators despite a strong police presence.

Marchers carrying both French and Israeli flags march through the Paris streets
About 50,000 protesters marched through Paris amid tight security

A child waves an Israeli flag during the protests
Protesters expressed their support for Israel in its confrontation with the Palestinians

Demonstrators and journalists flee clashes between pro-Israeli militants and marchers
The march was marred by attacks on journalists and marchers by some pro-Israeli demonstrators

A man attempts to escape as he is hit in the face by a demonstrator
Several protesters and journalists were beaten in the melee

A demonstrator is arrested by French police
Some arrests were made after the activists were dispersed with tear gas
See also:

07 Apr 02 | Middle East
Anti-Israeli protests spread
05 Apr 02 | Europe
Detentions after Jewish attacks
03 Apr 02 | Europe
French Jews fear more violence
01 Apr 02 | Europe
French Jews demand protection
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