Labour Law Reforms

Reporter gone after by baton-wielding officer as 200,000 demonstration labour law reforms across France

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Labour Law Reforms | 0 comments

Riot cops have actually used tear gas versus stone-throwing protesters in France’s western cities of Nantes and Rennes, as students and employees clashed with cops throughout angry protests over labour reforms.

In one video of the demonstrations, a French cop is seen going for journalist Xavier Lalu and then swiping at him with a baton, as the reporter shouts that he belongs to the media.


The Socialist federal government is desperate to press through reforms to France’s controversial labour laws, which are billed as an effort to enhance the flailing economy prior to next year’s governmental election. Feel free to visit for labour law.

Striking rail employees disrupted services across France in demonstration at the proposed modifications, while students compelled the closure of some 200 schools.

Main figures stated at least 200,000 people had signed up with demonstrations around the country regardless of heavy rain, while unions put the figure at 1.2 million.

The clashes also came a day after President Francois Hollande was compelled to abandon plans that would have allowed dual nationals convicted of terrorism to be stripped of their French citizenship.

Parliament is to vote on the labour reforms in late April or early May.

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