Thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to denounce the European Union fiscal pact forcing governments to stick to tough deficit limits.
French 'Parti de Gauche' (PG) far-left party's leader Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he takes part in a demonstration called by French leftist parties and unions.
Chanting "Resistance!", protesters marched through central Paris in a rally organisers said was aimed at fighting EU-imposed austerity, not at criticising the government of Socialist President Francois Hollande.
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