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Paris protesters damage businesses; 2 police injured

  • People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris,  Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather on the Place de la Republique,  in Paris, Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris,  Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. Writing on the flag reads: " Rise up at Night". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, Monday, April 11, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations since last week at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. French police on Monday evacuated protesters angry over labor reforms who have been gathering at Paris' Republique square over the past 11 nights, ordering them to tear down structures set up on the iconic plaza. Writing on the flag reads: " Rise up at Night". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Paris police say protesters angry over a labor reform damaged stores and restaurants and injured two police officers during a rogue overnight march.

Thousands of people have been gathering for the past 11 nights at the Place de la Republique to express frustration at a bill extending the workweek and making layoffs easier. The fledgling Occupy-style movement has expanded to include a range of grievances and visitors from other cities and countries.

Paris police said in a statement Tuesday that a few hundred protesters broke off overnight and blocked neighboring streets, overturning garbage cans and smashing windows of several businesses. It said the protesters threw projectiles at police who pushed them back.

Most of the protesters are peaceful. One group has been designated to debate a possible new constitution.