French police fired teargas and water cannons at thousands of firefighters protesting in central Paris on Tuesday over a lack of resources and professional recognition.
The demonstration started off noisily but peacefully, with whistles, smoke and sirens, before the situation got heated and firefighters scuffled with police as they attempted to block the main road.
The police resorted to firing teargas and water cannon at their fellow emergency services professionals.
Dozens of more protesters assembled outside the parliament building, dispersing hours later after a stand-off with police
Some brandished banners with slogans such as "Do more with less, welcome to the fire service", while others hit out at what they described as "political contempt" for their cause.
The interior ministry spoke of "isolated" incidents leading to six arrests and three police officers injured.
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