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Demonstrations in France against Labor changes

Tuesday 12/September/2017 - 06:45 PM
Sada El Balad
Amr Mamdouh

ExtraNews TV channel showed live footage of a march in Marseille, France, on Tuesday protesting against labor changes.

 

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, and union workers went on strike across France on Tuesday to protest government plans to overhaul the country’s labor regulations. NYTimes said

 

The rallies were the first major protests faced by President Emmanuel Macron, and they will test how he and his government respond to opposition to his plans to revamp the French economy.

 

Mr. Macron, however, was nowhere near the protests. He arrived in the Caribbean on Tuesday to visit the French islands of St. Martin and St. Barthélemy, after they were hit by Hurricane Irma last week.

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