Protesters were dispersed with teargas by the French riot police outside the Paris auto show on Tuesday.

The incidents took place as there were nationwide demonstrations over increasing job losses in France, where unemployment reached the highest level since 1999.

Police intervened after around 1,000 protesters, including workers from PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s Aulnay plant – which the carmaker wants to shut down – attempted to break through a security cordon around the location of the car show at the outskirts of Paris. Some protesters hit the police with eggs and flour during the standoff.

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Police Use Tear Gas To Disperse 1,000 Protesters At Paris Auto Show

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