French police officers detain people who had prohibited items during the searches at the entrances to Paris, official representative of the Paris Police Department said.
'As of 11:00 35 people have already been detained,' she told. 'In the course of control procedures, which are conducted from last night, petrol tanks, batons, hammers were found on detainees'. The representative of the prefecture confirmed that the authorities expect to see up to 2 thousand radical people among the 'yellow vests' in first May demonstrations.
According to her, in addition to police officers with shields and in defense, law enforcement officers in plain clothes, who will be among the demonstrators, will also enforce order. 'Our main goal is to make sure that everything is going well, nothing will happen and no one will suffer,' she said.
Earlier French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner previously said that 7.4 thousand police and gendarmes will ensure order during first May demonstrations in Paris.