Tuesday, 12 September 2017

French protests target Emmanuel Macron labour reforms

In the first big test of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, protests have begun in cities across France against changes to the country's labour laws.

Some 4,000 strikes have been called too, but two of the biggest unions have distanced themselves from the action.

Marches were due in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes and the other main cities.

However, President Macron missed the disruption, as he travelled to the Caribbean, to see the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma.

Demonstrators face off with French CRS riot police as they attend a national strike and protest against the government's labour reforms in Lyon, France, September 12

BBC    News.

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