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Police fire water cannon on protesters at G-7 summit

Police fire water cannon on protesters at G-7 summit
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Police fired a water cannon and tear gas on Saturday at protesters in a town near the venue for the Group of Seven (G-7) economic summit in Paris.

The Associated Press reported that about 400 anti-capitalist protestors gathered to block roads in the town in southwest France. The crowd was largely peaceful, though some demonstrators threw rocks at police.

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Police responded with warning shots and then used the water cannon and tear gas, according to the AP.

Thousands of protestors marched peacefully from the same area to the Spanish border earlier Saturday to demand further action against climate change and economic inequality.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE is in Biarritz, France, for the annual meeting with the six other world leaders of the G-7. The event often attracts protesters who come to demonstrate on an array of topics.

The summit comes amid uncertainty in Europe as Britain undergoes what could be the final stages of its break from the European Union leaders also warn of economic turmoil surrounding the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.