Far-right protesters wielding the French flag stormed a silent solidarity march for the Paris attack victims in Lille this afternoon – but got more than they bargained for when hundreds of those gathering to pay their respects chased them away shouting "Go away fascists".

The silent vigil had begun at 3pm but was interrupted within 15 minutes by a group of around 15 people the march's organisers said were Front National supporters.

They infuriated the crowd after spilling on to the square screaming "Expel Islamists", throwing firecrackers and unveiling an Islamophobic banner.

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