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Tuesday, 2 May, 2000, 14:19 GMT 15:19 UK
In Pictures: May Day violence
A massive clean-up operation is under way in London after a May Day protest involving 4,000 people descended into ugly scenes of violence and destruction.

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A cone is hurled at police as the May Day protests turn violent


A masked man throws a chair at the window of McDonalds


Protestors came from a number of different groups, with no one organisation claiming leadership


A massive police presence was aiming to prevent a repeat of last year's violent protests


Police were placed at key London locations in preparation for the anti-capitalist protests

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Traffic was brought to a halt in Parliament Square as protesters sat in the road


Police in Hyde Park kept a look-out for would-be troublemakers with a video camera


One protester makes a peaceful protest in the name of reclaiming urban spaces


Demonstrations started peacefully as thousands of people marched towards Parliament Square


The Cenotaph, built in homage to the UK's war dead, was attacked with graffiti


Demonstrators smashed up a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in The Strand

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