French government threatens to ban unions march in Paris

CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

A pile of rubbish in front of the incineration plant blocked by protesting trade unionists in Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, 11 June 2016. Strikes were called by the CGT union in protest over the labour reform law.

French government threatens to ban unions march in Paris


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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