Protesters hurled objects at the police, booed and set a bin on fire at the iconic Champs-Elysees in Paris [Pascal Rossignol/Reuters]

French police have fired tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in central Paris in the aftermath of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the capital’s iconic Champs-Elysees.

The boulevard in central Paris was reopened to traffic as soon as the parade finished on Sunday, but a few hundred protesters from the grassroots “yellow vests” movement tried to occupy it.

Police officers attempted to disperse the protesters, who chanted anti-government slogans, knocked down security barriers erected for the parade, hurled objects at the police and set fire to refuse bins.

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