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Tour De France Halted By Tear Gas, Protesters

The Tour de France – cycling's most prestigious race – was temporarily halted Tuesday after tear gas, used to disperse protesters by police, inadvertently got into the eyes of some riders.

Protesting farmers had blocked the road with hay bales, leading police to spray them with CS gas,

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55Looks like the tear gas used by the police on the farmers ended up getting to the eyes of some riders

The police source confirmed the race was stopped because the organizers wanted the gas to disperse to avoid any other riders being affected.


Tour leader Geraint Thomas -- as well as several other riders -- was seen rinsing his eyes with water as the cyclists waited behind the race organizers' cars for the stage to restart.

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France World Cup Celebrations: Joy – And Rowdiness

France's 4-2 win against Croatia in the World Cup finals on Sunday sparked celebrations across the nation, but they were marred by vandalism in a few places.

Some 100,000 gathered at the foot of the Eiffel Tower to take in the action on big screens on Sunday. Once victory had been confirmed a party atmosphere took hold and went on long into the night, according to CNN.