Leaders of the CNT, Naional Confederation of Labor, raise their fists in solidarity as they arrive at Republique on Intermational Worker's Day in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Flags from various leftist organizations such as the PKK and the Leninist party adorn the the monument at Republique during the rally for International Workers Day in Paris, France.
Members of Paris' anti fascist black bloc join in with trade union groups as they march from Place des Fetes to Republique for International Worker's Day in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
A demonstrator holds a sign protesting the National Front party as union groups gather at Place des Fetes for the International Worker's Day rally in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Along with various leftist groups, immigrants rights organizations were in attendance on May Day, before the riots broke out, the mood was quite festive in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Leftist French presidential candidate Jean Luc Melenchon rallies the crowd after making an appearance at his 'France Insoumise' party's tent at the Mayday protests in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Supporters of Jean Luc Melenchon's left wing France Insoumise, or France Unbowed, party react with adulation after a surprise appearance by their leader in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
A demonstrator waves a flag emblazoned with the image of revolutionary leftist icon Che Guevara during Internation Worker's day in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
A demonstrator poses for a selfie before joining his comrades as protests descended into riots on May Day in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Members of Paris's riot squad police force attempt to fortify their position during riots that broke out during the May Day protests in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Members of the anti fascist black bloc march past a busted out bus stop window as riots broke out in front of Bastille on International Worker's Day in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Police form a barricade in front of Bastille, seperating factions of demonstators in an effort to isolate and overwhelm protestors with force in Paris, France, on May 1, 2017.
An antifacist demonstrator pushes a trash can filled with explosives toward a police position in front of Bastille as protests turned violent and demonstrators clashed with Police in Paris, France.
Heated arguments break out between members of the black bloc and peaceful protestors who attempted to quell the violence by getting in between rioters and police in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Police get in formation front of anarchist graffitti on Boulevard Beaumarchais as protests turned violent during the Mayday demontrations near Bastille in Paris, France on May 1, 2017.
Police beat a protestor during the May Day protests. This is one of the last frames took before an officer shot me in the head with a flash bang grenade, used for dispersing crowds, at close range.
A protestor kicks a tear gas canister back at the police during clashes between anti fascist demonstrators and police turned violent during the Mayday protests in Paris, France.
A member of Paris' riot squad emerges from a plume of tear gas that was launched back at their postition by anti facist protestors as riots broke out during the Mayday demonstration in Paris, France.
A shopping cart which was used as delivery device for a peroxide bomb used by protestors against the police burns on the side of Boulevard Beaumarchais as riots broke out in Paris, France.