France: 17 arrested as thousands join Paris civil servant march

Thousands of protesters marched in Paris on Tuesday, in support of a strike called by nine trade unions to defend the rights of civil servants and public services. Clashes between police and protesters led to the arrest of 17 people, according to the police prefecture. The trade union march was halted following the outbreak of violence. According to media reports, at least 16,000 people... Еще participated in the march. Unions have organised 140 rallies in 140 locations nation-wide, aimed at pressuring the government of French President Emmanuel Macron to abandon its labour and economic reforms.

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