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France: Police unleash tear gas, detain protesters in Nantes

1 296 28.04.2016 Инфо

Heavy clashes broke out between police officers and activists protesting against labour law reforms in Nantes, Thursday.
Riot police charged towards the demonstrators, unleashing tear gas and smoke bombs. Police officers, wearing civilian clothes, checked protesters' belongings, detaining several participants. According to police sources, at least four people have been arrested.
Violent protests have spread around France over the last month in reaction to the government's planned labour law reforms. Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, the reforms will look at almost all aspects of France's labour laws; maximum working hours, holidays and breaks, among other areas will be open to negotiation as the government attempts to liberalise France's labour market.