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Paris rampage after cash giveaway cancelled

Published 16/11/2009

A large, unruly crowd forced an internet site to cancel a promotional stunt to hand out tens of thousands of euros in cash in Paris.

About 5,000 people gathered on Saturday to await the handout near the Eiffel Tower, blocking traffic and leading to security fears. Police said officers and marketing site decided jointly to call off the stunt.

Some in the crowd were apparently angry about the cancellation, overturning a car and throwing projectiles at police. The Paris police headquarters said 10 people were taken into custody.

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