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French police protest against violence

  • Firefighters work on a police car set up on fire by counter demonstrators while police forces gather to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Paris. Several hundred counter demonstrators came chanting slogans like “everybody hates the police” and pushing up against officers until eventually the police deployed dispersal spray. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Firefighters work on a police car set up on fire by counter demonstrators while police forces gather to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Paris. Several hundred counter demonstrators came chanting slogans like “everybody hates the police” and pushing up against officers until eventually the police deployed dispersal spray. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Riot police officers face anti-police protesters before a police gathering to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Riot police officers face anti-police protesters before a police gathering to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Riot police officers face anti-police protesters before a police gathering to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Riot police officers face anti-police protesters before a police gathering to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them.

Police planned to gather during their lunch breaks Wednesday in about 60 cities across France, including on the Republic Plaza in Paris, to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform in recent weeks.

French president Francois Hollande said Tuesday over 350 police officers have been injured in clashes and 60 people have been convicted.

Jean-Marc Falcone, general director of the police, told Europe 1 radio, says "anti-cop hatred comes from a small portion of the population... but these 10 percent that are very violent."