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France: Thousands Protest Proposed Labor Reforms

HeadlineMar 10, 2016

In France, thousands of people took to the streets to protest the French government’s proposed labor reforms, which would lengthen the French work week and make it easier for bosses to fire employees. Despite heavy rain, students and unions flooded Paris’ streets Wednesday. Students also barricaded dozens of schools. The protest coincided with a rail strike, which shut down two-thirds of all trains. Student Juba Zemoul spoke out.

Juba Zemoul: “Already today, we want to make it clear to all students that we are against this law, and show them why we’re against this law. And we want especially to demonstrate to show the government that we are against it and that students, young people, we are all rallying against this law so it does not pass.”

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