Demonstrators took to the streets in Paris and Lyon in protest against French President Emmanuel Macron’s election win over far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Protesters threw fireworks at a police car in Lyon, while police fired tear gas and charged at dozens gathered in Place de la République square in Paris. Macron defeated Le Pen in a runoff vote, winning a second five-year term and preventing what would otherwise have been a major political upset. Although Macron won by a comfortable margin, the abstention rate was expected to settle at the highest since 1969, with a substantial chunk of voters unwilling to vote for either Macron or Le Pen.