The largest May Day protests in decades over Macron’s pension reforms resulted in police in Paris being attacked with stones and Molotov cocktails

“There has never been such a rejection of a president in the history of the Fifth Republic,” a retired teacher told Le Monde newspaper. “I don’t condone violence but I understand it. Macron only knows how to be contemptuous. Whenever he talks to people, he looks down on them, like they’re fools. It is King Macron, in the pay of Europe and big money,” he said by way of explaining why he was protesting.