January 27, 2016

1000s of Parisians protest austerity measures

In France, thousands of public service workers walk off their jobs and flood the streets of Paris in protest over working conditions and austerity plans.

Police officers, hospital workers, teachers, taxi drivers, farmers and those working in the aviation industry were among people taking part in the demonstration dubbed Black Tuesday. The strike led to the cancellation of one in five flights from Paris.

Earlier on Tuesday riot police clashed with protesting farmers who blocked a street. Demonstrators are angry at labor reforms proposed by the French government in September.


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