The standoff between unions and government is escalating, while France is hosting the 2016 UEFA Euro tournament.

On Monday French authorities asked unions to suspend a protest march in Paris citing security concerns. Unions are defying warnings and are planning a major march in Paris on Thursday.

Prime Minister Valls warned last week that the government would move to ban demonstrations as unions failed to prevent the escalation of violence last Tuesday, June 16, when rioters ransacked shop...


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