French protests over labour law may threat EURO 2016

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Demonstrators clash with French riot police during a protest against the government's labour market reforms, at Place de la Nation, in Paris, France, 26 May 2016.

French protests over labour law may threat EURO 2016


France has been hit by one of the most violent and long national strike just two weeks before the European Championships of football are about to start.

The Hollande government proposed a new labour law that has been met with violent criticism. Unions and students have been striking for eight days in a row. The protests already caused great problems in France, as the protestors blocked oil refinery forcing the government to use strategic oil reserves for everyday consumptions.

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