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2006-03-18 16:58:20

By Matthew Bigg and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Half a million protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday to demand the scrapping of a new law they fear will erode job security, and trade union and student leaders gave the government 48 hours to comply. Issuing their ultimatum, the leaders said they might decide on a one-day general strike unless the government withdrew the law by Monday evening. President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin...

2006-03-18 14:43:46

By Matthew Bigg and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of students, workers and left-wing politicians took to the streets across France on Saturday to press the conservative government to scrap a new law they fear will erode job security. Pleased with the turnout, student and trade union leaders said President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin "bear full responsibility for these social tensions" and agreed to meet on Monday to consider...

2006-03-18 13:35:05

By Matthew Bigg and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Huge crowds of students, trade unionists and left-wing politicians took to the streets across France on Saturday to press the conservative government to scrap a new law they fear will erode job security for young workers. Hundreds of thousands turned out in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Rennes and over 150 other cities and towns in a growing protest movement that has created a serious crisis for Prime Minister Dominique de...

2005-12-11 08:32:22

PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of French youths smashed shop windows, ignited trash cans and pelted police with bottles through the night to protest against a ban on a rave party they planned in the western city of Rennes, officials said on Sunday. Two police were injured and about 30 youths were detained during the unrest, which began mid-afternoon on Saturday as protesters chanting "freedom!" and "we want a field!" marched through the capital of the Brittany region. Police in full...