Protests turned violent in France Saturday as riot police fired tear gas at some protesters, while arresting others during anti-racism rallies in Paris and Nantes France.
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.