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Riot police crack down on Paris protests against labour reforms

by firstsource newsMay 26, 2016

Thousands of protesters turn out on streets of French capital as refineries and nuclear power stations across the country come to a halt

Riot police arrested 16 people and fired teargas in violent clashes with protesters marching in Paris as striking workers continued to blockade refineries and nuclear power stations in an escalating stand-off over labour reforms.

Tens of thousands of people marched across France in protest against François Hollande’s planned labour bill, which aims to make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers and was forced through parliament without a vote this month following more than ten weeks of protests.

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