France is standing still. In the fight against the government´s labor reforms, members of unions continue their strikes. Now staff at nuclear plants joined the protests. Due to the strikes, a third of France´s petrol stations are running dry.
Riot police in France have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest blocking a key fuel depot near the southern port of Marseille. Pickets over labor reforms have caused gasoline shortages around the country.
France’s economy is recovering at a pace insufficient to combat high unemployment - and the government may need to extend its already unpopular labor reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
Nuclear power plant workers have joined rolling energy sector strikes against labor law reforms in France. The country has mobilized strategic oil stocks to counter ongoing fuel supply and transport disruptions.
Thousands have taken to the streets in cities across France to protest a new labor law. The country continues to reel from strikes and protests against the planned legislation, which activists say erodes workers' rights.
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