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France Hit By Wave Of Protests Over Jobs Plan

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#1 AkrobatR



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Posted 18 March 2006 - 05:23 PM

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

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:55 AM

Some amazing pictures on the Getty site.


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