Malians gathered in the capital Bamako BAA MU KOW to celebrate the withdrawal of French troops.
Some demonstrators carried placards with messages such as “France is a terrorist nation.”
Mali’s government on Friday asked France to withdraw its forces from the Sahel state “without delay.”
It called into question Paris’ plans to pull out over several months.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced he was withdrawing his nation’s troops.
Mali has also asked the smaller European Takuba group of special forces, created in 2020, to depart quickly.