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France: Ruptly producer teargased as clashes hit Paris labour reforms demo01:59

France: Ruptly producer teargased as clashes hit Paris labour reforms demo

France, Paris
April 28, 2016 at 15:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Ruptly live desk producer was one of many to be teargased as Parisian police attempted to disperse protesters in the French capital during a demonstration against labour law reforms, Thursday.

Riot police used tear gas and smoke bombs against demonstrators, who responded by throwing objects at the police in return. Activists were forced to cover their faces in order to avoid breathing the corrosive gas.

Violent protests have spread around France over the last month in reaction to the government’s planned labour law reforms. Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, the reforms will look at almost all aspects of France's labour laws; maximum working hours, holidays and breaks, among other areas will be open to negotiation as the government attempts to liberalise France's labour market.

France: Ruptly producer teargased as clashes hit Paris labour reforms demo01:59
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A Ruptly live desk producer was one of many to be teargased as Parisian police attempted to disperse protesters in the French capital during a demonstration against labour law reforms, Thursday.

Riot police used tear gas and smoke bombs against demonstrators, who responded by throwing objects at the police in return. Activists were forced to cover their faces in order to avoid breathing the corrosive gas.

Violent protests have spread around France over the last month in reaction to the government’s planned labour law reforms. Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, the reforms will look at almost all aspects of France's labour laws; maximum working hours, holidays and breaks, among other areas will be open to negotiation as the government attempts to liberalise France's labour market.

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