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Officer is set alight and 62 arrested in Paris as citizens take to the streets in protest at new labour laws

Officer is set alight and 62 arrested in Paris as citizens take to the streets in protest at new labour laws For the fourteenth time in just six months, thousands of trade unionists poured into the streets to show their displeasure at new labour laws which give employers leeway to extend the working week and lay off staff. They were passed last summer with the aim of liberalising the employment market, making it easier for bosses to hire and fire. But opponents say they are an attack on hard-won worker rights, all of which are now in peril. Protesters pelted the police with wood, stones and sticks while ...
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Added September 17, 2016
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