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.
Arent 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
France Hit By Wave Of Protests Over Jobs Plan
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