Tens of thousands protested against French labor law

Tens of thousands protested against French labor law

World September 23, 2017 19:36

paris - One day after the French President Emmanuel Macron signed his bill under five decrees revising the labor law, tens of thousands of people in the French capital went up the street.

The protest march was brought to life by left-wing politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was a candidate for the French presidency, but lost in the first round. He estimated the rise of around 150,000 people and spoke of a success. However, the police counted around 30,000 protesters.

'The battle has not yet been fought, it will only start,' said Mélenchon against the crowd at the Place de la République. That end ended his so-called 'social coup', where his listeners' Resolved! Resized! 'Shouted. For the next Monday, the unions called on lorry drivers to quit.

Despite the protests, the French government remains behind the reforms. These companies, among other things, give greater freedom to appoint and dismiss staff.

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