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French protesters clash with police in rallies against work reforms

Published 28/04/2016

Violence flared among protesters (AP)
Violence flared among protesters (AP)

Protesters have clashed with police in several French cities over proposed reforms to the country's labour rules, and strike action forced cancellations and delays at two major airports serving Paris.

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Paris and violence broke out when several dozen people, many with their faces covered, started throwing objects at police.

Police used tear gas to disperse protesters, and one officer was seriously injured.

French television also showed clashes in the southern city of Marseille and in the western cities of Nantes and Rennes.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 124 people had been arrested in protests around the country. He strongly condemned the violence and said perpetrators will be prosecuted.

An air traffic controllers' strike cancelled 20% of all the flights at Paris' Orly Airport and also caused delays at Charles De Gaulle Airport, according the Paris airport authority website.

France has seen a series of strikes and protests against the labour reform Bill, which aims to encourage companies to hire.

Critics say the reforms will compromise France's hard-won worker protections without curbing the country's stubbornly high unemployment rate.

The Bill will be debated next week in France's lower house of parliament.

A young man holding a tennis racket throws a projectile at anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. AFP/Getty Images
A young man holding a tennis racket throws a projectile at anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. AFP/Getty Images
Protestors wearing clown's red nose, demonstrate against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers get in position after receiving red paint, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold placards reading "NO" during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors set up a barricade with bins and throw bin bags during clashes with French anti-riot police, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers help another police officer lying on the ground, following clahes with protestors, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors clash with French anti-riot police, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors clash with French anti-riot police during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A masked man throws stone to French anti-riot police during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A burning bin is seen during clashes between protestors and French anti-riot police during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers get into position during clashes with protestors during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
An injured man lies on the ground next to French anti-riot police following clashes during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator holds a placard reading "labour code, don't touch it" during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators throw stones to police officers during a protest against the proposed changes to France's working week and layoff practices in Paris, France, Thursday, April 28, 2016. French protesters are back on the streets over proposed reforms to the country's labor rules and strikers have forced cancellations and delays at two airports serving Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
People run away from tear gas during clashes with anti-riot police within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A young man throws a projectile at anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers help an injured police officer lying on the ground, following clashes with protestors during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers protect themselves during clashes with protestors on April 28, 2016 in Paris, during a protest against the French government's proposed labour reforms. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers help an injured police officer lying on the ground, following clashes with protestors during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
A hammer (L) is thrown on French anti-riot police officers during clashes with protestors during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
French anti-riot police officers clash with protestors during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen clear a barricade during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen stand by a burning barricade during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman waves before anti-riot policemen during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A man uses a stick during clashes with anti-riot police within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part in a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators (L) react while confronting anti-riot policemen during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen take position during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A man holding a sledgehammer hides from anti-riot policemen during clashes with some protesters within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A protester usse a slingshot against anti-riot policemen (not pictured) during clashes with some protesters within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters run away from tear gas launched by anti-riot policemen during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
An anti-riot policeman aims his teargas grenade gun during clashes with some protesters within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A French anti-riot police officer protects himself from smoke grenades during clashes with protesters during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Paris. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
People hold a banner reading "who sow misery will reap anger", on April 28, 2016 in Strasbourg, eastern France, during a protest against the French government's proposed labour law reforms. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORINFREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Anti-riot policemen detain a protester during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A young man throws a projectile at anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Participants clash with French anti-riot police during a demonstration against the government's proposed labour reforms in Paris on April 28, 2016. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A man holds a placard reading "Civil disobedience" during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
An anti-riot policeman loses his balance during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Some protesters clashing with anti-riot police are pictured through tear gas during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A protester kicks a tear gas canister back to anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A participant burns a flare during a demonstration against the government's proposed labour reforms in Paris on April 28, 2016. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator holds a placard reading "Fight poor fools" as people take part in a protest against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes, western France. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A protester (L) clashes with anti-riot police during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A protester throws a projectile at anti-riot police (not pictured) during clashes within a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms on April 28, 2016 in Nantes. Protests turned violent in Paris and other French cities today as tens of thousands of workers and students made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator faces anti-riot police in Lille on April 28, 2016 during a protest against the French government's proposed labour reforms. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors face anti-riot police in Lille on April 28, 2016 during a protest against the French government's proposed labour reforms. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People clash with French anti-riot police at the Place de la Nation in Paris, on April 28, 2016 during a protest against the French government's proposed labour reforms. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
A policeman reacts during a clash with protestors during a protest against the proposed changes to France's working week and layoff practices, in Lyon, central France, Thursday, April 28, 2016. French protesters are back on the streets over proposed reforms to the country's labor rules and strikers have forced cancellations and delays at two airports serving Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
A protestor is arrested by riot police during a protest against the proposed changes to France's working week and layoff practices, in Lyon, central France, Thursday, April 28, 2016. French protesters are back on the streets over proposed reforms to the country's labor rules and strikers have forced cancellations and delays at two airports serving Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Be young and shut up" as they protest against the government's planned labour reforms in Toulouse, on April 28, 2016. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. / AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A participant burns a flare walk during a demonstration against the government's proposed labour reforms in Paris on April 28, 2016. Protesters clashed with police in Paris and western France on April 28 as workers and students across the country made a new push for the withdrawal of a hotly contested labour bill. Demonstrations as well as work stoppages, notably in the aviation and public transport sectors, are planned across France in the latest actions in a protest wave that began two months ago. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

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