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(en) afed.cz: France: Millions of people in the streets - Demonstrations against the Labour Code are continuing with ever greater intensity. [machine translation]

Date Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:07:19 +0300


After previous protests occurred on Thursday, 31 March to sharp clashes between demonstrators and police in the streets of French cities in other actions against the planned reform of the labor code. Across the country have enacted over 200 demonstrations, strikes and blockades. They stopped trains students occupied more than two hundred schools. ---- Roads were impassable around Paris all day was shut Eiffel Tower, dozens of flights were canceled. According to information from trade unions to protest attended by about 1.2 million people, which is twice more than the first protest on March 9. Only in Paris itself to the street to 160,000 people. On the banners were written, for example, "Great Leap Forward to the 19th century" . Several dozen radical flipped color on banks and stores, smashing ATMs and set fire smoke. Clashes with police were also held in Nantes (which also protested against the construction of the airport), Rennes, Toulouse and Lyon. In total were arrested about a hundred people and injured thirteen policemen.

In Toulouse were in the streets to twenty thousand people in Marseille eleven thousand, seven thousand in Grenoble. According to one of the participants in the demonstration in Nantes on police attacked a peaceful protest with tear gas and provoked clashes alone. She went on and building barricades, throwing all sorts, police fired rubber bullets and water cannons began. According to official sources then reported several injuries.

Among the major days of protests taking place in different cities and decentralized actions such as occupying the seat of a branch of the ruling party in Tours. Further protests are announced on the 5th and 9th of April and should continue until the bill is withdrawn.

Resources:

http://www.france24.com/en/20160331-france-braces-strike-protests-labour-reforms-el-khomri

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/france-mass-protests-proposed-labour-reforms-160331180555863.html

http://www.breizh-info.com/2016/04/01/41211/loi-travail-64000-manifestants-bretagne-emeutes-a-nantes-rennes

http://www.afed.cz/text/6404/francie-milion-lidi-v-ulicich
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