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France hit by wave of protests over jobs plan

Posted by AkrobatR 
France hit by wave of protests over jobs plan
March 18, 2006 09:20AM
Tens of thousands of students and workers marched in Paris and other French cities today in what was expected to be the biggest show of anger yet at a jobs plan that has led to violence in the streets and threatens to weaken the government.
For the second time in three days, students – this time joined by unions and employees – were using marches to press the conservative government to withdraw the measure, which could take effect in April.
“We are not disposable. We deserve better,” said Aurelie Silan, a 20-year-old student who joined the massive protest in the French capital. She held aloft a banner mocking Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin – just one sign of the mounting pressure he faces.
“Aren’t we the future of France?” Silan asked.
In Toulouse in south-western France, between 21,000 and 33,000 people marched against the jobs plan to cries of “No to a government that makes students (and) workers fodder for employers.” In Lyon, in the south-east, police put the number of de
Re: France hit by wave of protests over jobs plan
March 20, 2006 09:55AM
Is Paris Burning...again????
papa ray
Re: France hit by wave of protests over jobs plan
March 20, 2006 11:08AM
Imagine Wall-Mart dealing with the French work-force.
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