- Police in Paris have arrested 27 people after overnight riots with large groups of masked youths in the city center. The riots followed a day of demonstrations against reforms of French labor law, which it also came to violent confrontations.
In the early morning hours attracted the police at the Place de la République, which in recent months has permanently demonstrated. Police swept the square clean after youths cars were set on fire and had thrown stones.
Thursday were in riots including Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux and Rennes arrested about a hundred protesters.
Campaigners protesting since early March against the new law. Which enables employers include possible to introduce more flexible working hours and firing people easier. The law would lead to lower severance payments. The parliament meets expected next week about the new law.