For a month, protesters have been gathering every evening in one of Paris' main squares, the 'place de la republique.' How do French President Hollande's labour law reforms tie in, and why is the movement gaining momentum? DW's Max Hofmann reports.
Four months after French President Emmanuel Macron was elected, workers have held a day of protests against changes to strict labor laws. The hard-left CGT union has called for workers to stage walkouts.
Emmanuel Macron's plans to make France's labor market more competitive have been decried by critics as the "mother of all reforms." DW looks at how the president plans to overhaul the country's stringent labor laws.
A new mass movement - Nuit Debout - 'Rise Up at Night' - in France is demanding more social justice.
French authorities have warned any violent protests tied to the Nuit Debout movement will face justice. The two-week old Nuit Debout protests have been largely peaceful.
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