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French Protesters Hold Nationwide Rallies Against Labor Reforms

Paris, May 12 (RHC)-- Thousands of angry protesters have held fresh nationwide demonstrations against a government decision to bypass parliament and impose a relaxation of the country’s protective labor laws by decree.

Labor and student unions as well as far-left parties joined the demonstrations against proposed labor reforms in the French capital Paris on Thursday.

News television channels showed footage of young protesters blocking roads and school entrances with garbage bins and burning tires.

The Interior Ministry has reported traffic halted by road blockages in some places across the capital. The ministry has also advised motorists to stay away from central Paris ahead of an afternoon march.

People also took to the streets in several areas across the northwestern city of Rennes and southwestern city of Toulouse to express their strong opposition to the government decision. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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